The Rhondda Remembers World War 1 app is an immersive experience exploring the sites and sounds of life in the Rhondda during WW1.
Discover Rhondda heroes.
Explore the struggles of daily life.
And remember those who sacrificed everything.
The app was developed by Tonypandy Community College.
Based in the heart of the Rhondda Valley, Tonypandy Community College is recognised as an outstanding centre of learning for more than 800 students.
Learning Together To Achieve Success is the mission statement of the College which relies on maintaining collaborative partnerships to enable the students to reach their potential.
The College has worked extensively with outside partners on specific projects to develop ideas, gain expertise, access funding and provide opportunities for the students to access extended learning in innovative ways.
Tonypandy Community College was privileged to gain a HLF Young Roots Grant for their Rhondda Remembers World War I project.
The Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Award
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awards money from The National Lottery to preserve and transform the heritage of the UK through innovative projects that will make a lasting impact on people and places, while bringing heritage to life for future generations.
HLF are enthusiastic about engaging young people with heritage through their Young Roots grant. Getting young people involved helps them develop new skills and interests, connect with their communities and have fun whilst they bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to projects.
The app was developed in partnership with Appening Rhondda
Appening Rhondda is a collaborative approach between schools, charities and private businesses to foster IT development skills in Rhondda young people.
It was created from the partnership working of Stronger Rhondda, an initiative to bring people and groups in the Rhondda Valleys together to answer local needs. The project was established to address the growing concern that many students are not being challenged in technology development. The projects allows young people with naturally developed skills in coding and design lacked to explore those interests before moving on to the world of work.