Pupils from Swansea’s Sea View Primary School have been sharing their views on culture as they star in a film backing Swansea’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021.
The Swansea 2021 ‘Kids On Culture’ film sees the youngsters and their teachers talk about how culture features in their daily lessons.
The children spoke about their love of playing and learning music, getting involved in games and sport and learning about their favourite artists. They were particularly enthusiastic about a recent school project which saw them create their own superhero character and write and play a theme tune for it.
Sian Davies, Outdoor Learning Leader from Sea View Primary, said: “We will play games as part of our outdoor learning activities which we will adapt, so maybe a game of rugby becomes a game of dandelion tag – we are always trying to think outside the box, to be creative.”
Tracey McNulty from the Swansea 2021 team said: “young people in Swansea see culture as a part of their daily life, and they take their cultural activities in all forms, to their hearts. We can learn from these young minds and young imaginations and help deliver a cultural offer that will inspire a life-long love of culture, heritage and expression that can enrich the lives of all our communities for decades to come.
“Our Swansea 2021 campaign has been a fantastic experience, building networks and revealing so much of the innovative and creative practice that is taking place across the city which makes us such a worthy contender for the UK City of Culture 2021 title.
To see the Swansea 2021 film from Sea View Primary – and to see the many other video messages of support for the Swansea 2021 bid – go to ‘Swansea2021’ on Facebook. Get involved in the conversation by using the hashtag #Swansea2021.
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