Springboard Project Graces The National Library of Wales
A beautiful stained-glass window created by Springboard students from Pembrokeshire has been given pride of place at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
The stained-glass window features images relating to the value of reading and the beauty of Pembrokeshire.
Created by students from Pennar, Golden Grove, St Mary's, Hakin and Hubberston schools – the window was among six craft projects undertaken recently at the National Library.
They were sponsored by the Eluned Gymraes Davies programme - Eluned Gymraes (1910-2004) was a keen supporter of promoting crafts within Adult Learning.
Her estate bequeathed a sum of money to the National Library so it could deliver craft projects in various regions throughout Wales in her memory.
"We'd like to thank Pembrokeshire County Council for allowing the stained glass workshops to be delivered as part of its Springboard project, giving individuals an opportunity to learn and practice a new craft, which is core to the Eluned Gymraes Davies programme,” said Rhodri Morgan, Education Officer at tTe National Library of Wales.
“The skills and techniques that the students adopted under the expert guidance of Pandora Hughes have resulted in a strikingly vibrant stained glass window that has been given pride of place in the Library's Central Hall - so that all who visit The National Library of Wales can appreciate it in all its glory."
Laura Phillips, Springboard Co-ordinator, said they felt very privileged to have been chosen by the National Library to be involved in the project.
“Our Springboard students worked phenomenally well to collectively create the Stained Glass within the Summer term,” she said.
“The window is a real sight to behold and all Springboard students and staff were full of pride seeing the finished piece installed.”
Springboard is a Learning Pembrokeshire project which runs a wide range of fun, free and exciting courses for adults and families in targeted areas across Pembrokeshire.
The project works in partnership with eight schools in Pembrokeshire – Glannau Gwaun, Golden Grove, Hakin, Hubberston V.C. Pembroke Dock, Pennar, St. Marks and St Mary's Community.
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