Heritage for Schools in Rural Carmarthenshire

The 'Heritage for Primary Schools in Rural Carmarthenshire' project has produced exciting, bilingual, teaching resources that are free to use by clicking on the image below.


The teaching resources looks at two aspects of Carmarthenshire’s rich heritage:

  • Cultural heritage and the key characters that shaped not only our county, but Wales and the Welsh language.
  • Carmarthenshire’s Built Heritage with its rich tapestry of fascinating buildings ranging from cottages to castles.

The Heritage for Schools in Rural Carmarthenshire project was led by the Tywi Centre in partnership with Sbectrwm.

Children were encouraged to investigate local Welsh characters and important historical events and bring them to life with storytelling and by making short films. They also learnt about traditional building methods and materials and how living conditions have changed over time.

The project has received £36,022 from the LEADER scheme - Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP), funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government, in addition to £5,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Richard Bellamy, Head of HLF in Wales, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF is able to help people learn about and take pride in their local heritage. Learning about history can be rewarding, fascinating and fun, and ‘Heritage for schools in rural Carmarthenshire’ is a good example of how it can be done.”


Ysgol Teilo Sant learning about the timeline of Llandeilo's built heritage
Pupils from Ysgol Teilo Sant travelling through time in Llandeilo


A wonderful day at the Iron Age Fort of Garn Goch, near Bethlehem with the Celts and Romans of Ysgol Teilo Sant learning about life there over 2000 years ago. What a special place.




Teaching resources

Click to download the lesson plans and worksheets.


Building Timeline 1

Building Timeline 2

Planning Work Grid

Questions Poster

Building Detectives

Building Types