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2 April 2006
CD-ROM: The Host of Henllys and The Defeat of Carn Alw

Pupils from Eglwyswrw School (Pembrokeshire, Wales) donned warrior cloaks at Castell Henllys Iron Age fort for the official launch of the CD-ROM, 'The Host of Henllys and The Defeat of Carn Alw' -†which has been produced in a joint partnership between the National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire County Council. The interactive bilingual CD-ROM has already won the Channel 4 Information and Communication Technology Award at the British Archaeological Awards.
     The storyboard was written by Phil Bennett,†esteemed Archaeological Heritage Manager for the National Park. He worked with Castell Henllys Site Supervisor, Rhonwen Owen on the text for the CD-ROM. The filming production and editing was all carried out by Duncan Whitehurst, the County Councilís IT Adviser. The CD-ROM includes video clips, worksheets, quizzes and questions and answers - and a noisy cartoon character raven. A large part of its audience will be schoolchildren, some 7,000 of whom visit the award-winning site each year.
     National Park Authority Chairman, Councillor Stephen Watkins, praised the involvement of so many, including Mike Isted and Val Scurlock of the County Council; Hubberston teacher Wendy Carne, local actor Andrew Rees and the Parkís Geraint Jones who provided some of the voices. He particularly commended Duncan Whitehurst for his magnificent and clever work and all the staff at Castell Henllys who are among the stars of the CD-ROM.
     For further information on the CD-ROM contact Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort, Tel 01239 891319 or e-mail rhonweno@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

Source: Pembrokeshire TV (27 March 2006)

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