Caldicot pupils get taste of history with minister
12:40pm Sunday 10th February 2013 in Gwent news
BUDDING archaeologists were at Newport's Tredegar House this week to meet heritage minister Huw Lewis.
Pupils from Dewstow Primary and Caldicot schools gave a presentation about their recent work with Cadw on an archaeological dig in Llanmelin, which was intended to help inspire children to learn more about their local history and boost their performance in school.
Mr Lewis was at the historic home to launch the Changing Cultures scheme, which aims to find new ways of encouraging young people and their families, particularly those from less well-off backgrounds, to use museums, archives, libraries and visit historic places.
The programme involves events and activities across Wales as well as offering training and guidance to those working in the sector to help improve the services on offer to children and their families.
Tredegar House reopens this weekend after a winter closure and visitors this month will get a unique insight into how the Morgan family servants lived.
People will get the chance to grind herbs in the Great Kitchen, polish the silver in the Butler's pantry and catch a glimpse at the cellars at Tredegar House.
There will also be the chance to enjoy the half term family fun activities, to include a garden trail, crafts, storytelling and creating nest boxes.