As part of the Heritage Lottery funded 'Galilee Chapel' Project, Saint Illtud's Church worked with Llantwit Major Comprehensive School to develop two highly innovative curriculum related projects.

Talking Heads

A group of 15 pupils studying the Welsh Baccalaureate interviewed five of the key people involved in the Galilee Chapel project and then made their own film about their experiences and what they had learned. The result of the project has been the creation of a permanent record of the motivations and actions of members of the project team including; The Reverend, Local Councillor, Project Architect, Site Foreman and Exhibition Designer. Their ‘Talking Heads’ film can be viewed here.

Welsh Bacc pupils interview the Project Architect - Michael Davies. Note the Stones cluttered at the back end of the West Church

Welsh Bacc pupils interview the Project Architect – Michael Davies. Note the Stones cluttered at the back end of the West Church

Pilgrims’ Stone

A class of year 8 pupils studying Applied Art were invited to contribute their own ideas for the creation of the ‘Llanilltud Stone’ – a new installation, intended to be the centrepiece of the Galilee Chapel exhibition. The pupils went on study visits to the Margam Stones Museum and Ewenny Priory to seek inspiration and then worked with Welsh artist & sculptor, Dilys Jackson in developing their designs. Stone carving workshops were held in school and at the church, and as a result of the work undertaken a final design was chosen. The stone was laid just prior to the royal visit in July.

Year 8 Applied Art pupils from llantwit Major Comprehensive School at Stone Carving Workshop

Year 8 Applied Art pupils from llantwit Major Comprehensive School at Stone Carving Workshop

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Installation of the ‘Llanilltud Stone’ which features a labyrinth, Celtic knotwork and the inscrption ‘Teach me your way O Lord and I will walk in your truth’ [Psalm 86:11]

New enquiries

We welcome interest from and would like to work with all educational establishments. We are currently developing teachers’ resources that will enable primary & secondary schools to build a curriculum relevant programme of study that includes a visit to the church. If you would like to arrange to visit please contact Alison at the Parish Office on 01446 792439 or email rblm2013@gmail.com for further details.