Takeover Day 2019 at Oriel Myrddin Gallery

On 28th June 2019 Sixth Form students from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn came to Oriel Myrddin to ‘takeover’ my role as Education and Research Officer for the day. Takeover Day is a national event planned by ‘Kids in Museums’ who aim to give young people vital work experience in the cultural sector. They planned and delivered a workshop to students from Years 7 and 8 around the theme of ‘Flying the Flag for Human Rights’ to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Each pair of students was given a ‘right’ to use as a theme for the creation of a flag. They were encouraged to think about ways of making and make choices about materials so that each one was unique. The rights included ‘the right to shelter’, ‘the right to privacy’ and ‘the right to safety.’

The Sixth Formers did a wonderful job at researching the theme, deciding upon materials to offer and delivering the lesson. The final flags will be stitched and displayed by their Art teacher Ms Essex who was also instrumental in helping this project go ahead.

We can’t wait for next year!

A huge thank you to the students from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn, Ms Essex, the Fly the Flag campaign and Kids in Museums making it happen.


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