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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 15:30 UK time, Monday, 5 July 2010

Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust have recently been running a project entitled 'Learning From The Landscape - Understanding Through Involvement' in the Llanelli area for children from the learning support units of Coedcae Comprehensive and Maes Y Morfa Community Primary School. 

Over the past five months the project has taught 15 pupils from each school how to use digital cameras and to photograph landscapes at various locations in Llanelli.

During the field trips to Llanelli Town Centre, Parc Howard, Pembrey Airport, Machynys, Burry Port Harbour, North Dock and Kidwelly Castle the children managed to produce some fantastic photos.

This lovely shot of Kidwelly Castle was photographed by Sarah Williams:

The pupils have also learnt to download, edit and print their images before choosing 10 of their favourites to exhibit to the public from July 6-7 at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli.

Project Manager Cheryl Kitt and local landscape photographer Ken Day have been on hand to offer help and advice along the way.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Llanelli will be there for the grand unveiling from 12.30pm - 5pm on July 6. The exhibit will then re-open on Wednesday July 7 from 9am - 5pm so pop along if you have some spare time.

'Big Picture' Project Manager Cheryl Kitt said: "We hope the project will continue long after we have finished. The schools will be able to keep the equipment and recreate similar experiences for the next group of children."

The project will work with ten schools over the next two years so we can look forward to more photography exhibitions soon.

If you'd like to find out more, visit the www.bigpicturewales.blogspot.com



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