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Oversized UTR Panel – Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

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Visitors explore the site and wind the U-Turns located in each Cor-ten figure to hear various engaging audio messages, some of which even ask the younger listeners to join in with a game or two!

The World Heritage Centre in Blaenavon is the obvious starting point for many visitors to the area. Here you can learn all about Blaenavon’s history and industrial past.

The centre is located in the restored former St. Peter’s School (one of the first free schools in Wales), which is a great setting when you consider the work the centre still does with schools. It’s because of this work that a new project was launched at the heritage site. The aim?… to improve the visitor experience for the younger crowd, it’s an ongoing process one aspect of which we were delighted to take part in, that of the new Tell Tale Trail.

Oversized U Turn Round Front Panel at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

The Tell Tale Trail and U-Turn Rounds

We were contacted by Gareth Kiddie who was designing the Tell Tale Audio Trail, he hoped to use our U-Turn Rounds as the audio points for this project. The trail was to be installed around the grounds of the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and consists of a number of life size Cor-ten Steel figures depicting children playing in the schoolyard as they would have when the building was a functioning school, there’s also a silhouette of the children’s teacher.

Each silhouette has a tale to tell (which is where the U-Turn Rounds come in). Visitors explore the site and wind the U-Turns located in each Cor-ten figure to hear various engaging audio messages, some of which even ask the younger listeners to join in with a game or two!

Blaenavon World Heritage Cenre - U-Turn Round 4

We were contacted by Gareth Kiddie who was designing the Tell Tale Audio Trail, he hoped to use our U-Turn Rounds as the audio points for this project. The trail was to be installed around the grounds of the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and consists of a number of life size Cor-ten Steel figures depicting children playing in the schoolyard as they would have when the building was a functioning school, there’s also a silhouette of the children’s teacher.

Each silhouette has a tale to tell (which is where the U-Turn Rounds come in). Visitors explore the site and wind the U-Turns located in each Cor-ten figure to hear various engaging audio messages, some of which even ask the younger listeners to join in with a game or two!

Audio Recording and Editing

U-Turn Round Through Panel - Blaenavon World Heritage Cenre 3

The audio uploaded to each listening point was scripted by Gareth and recorded/edited by us. We were happy to go back to school for the day and work with children of various ages, as well as an actor playing the part of their teacher. The content recreates a range of situations including children playing marbles, girls singing, the school teacher telling the students it’s time to come in and a boy reading.

We then edited and uploaded the audio content to each U-Turn Round prior to installation by a third party.

Oversized U-Turn Round Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

The audio uploaded to each listening point was scripted by Gareth and recorded/edited by us. We were happy to go back to school for the day and work with children of various ages, as well as an actor playing the part of their teacher. The content recreates a range of situations including children playing marbles, girls singing, the school teacher telling the students it’s time to come in and a boy reading.

We then edited and uploaded the audio content to each U-Turn Round prior to installation by a third party.

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