Press Releases 2016

School pupil designs logo for Creative and Cultural Education Network


Thirteen year old Sara Elan Jones, a pupil at Ysgol Bro Pedr, has won a competition to design an original idea for a logo for NAWR, the Arts and Education Network: Mid and West Wales.  Sara Elan’s design was chosen by a panel from UWTSD, including the Executive Project officer, Administrator and senior lecturers in Visual Arts.  They chose the design because of its dynamic imagery that echoes the core values of the Network combined with freehand lettering and use of symbols to indicate people working together.

Sara Elan Jones said: “I spend a lot of my time sketching and drawing; when I was asked to try the competition to design the logo for NAWR I sketched many different ideas. I decided to choose the simplest design, in order to give the best effect and combine what NAWR stands for within my design. I put in small details related to the meanings of the words that NAWR represent.”

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was recently announced as one of the four new Regional Arts and Education Networks in the major innovative Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government project – Creative Learning through the Arts – an action plan for Wales. These Networks are at the heart of Creative Learning through the Arts – the five year arts and education action plan and will deliver one of the major strands in The All Wales Arts and Education programme.  The network will work closely with ERW the regional education consortium and with the 6 local authorities it covers.

The Arts and Education Network: Mid and West Wales, NAWR, is based on a shared commitment to the provision of a fertile learning environment in which children can thrive through involvement in engaging, creative educational experiences. NAWR seeks to generate confidence and creativity in teachers, learners and practitioners through inclusive, collaborative, process-driven, arts-based projects and professional learning opportunities. It aims to embed sustainable creative learning opportunities in schools across the region.

NAWR will provide an opportunity to share the innovation and professional learning inherent in inspiring examples of creative education from across Wales and around the world. Each Network works bilingually

and embraces the resonance of language and culture to support the development of confident, informed individuals with a real sense of belonging.

Diane Hebb, Director of Participation and Engagement, Arts Council of Wales said: “We want to see all children have access to the arts regardless of where they live and go to school. Creative and cultural education gives our young people the enriching experiences they need at an early

age while also developing the talent and creative thinking that is powering Wales’ creative industries. We need to do as much as we can to support creative and cultural education through initiatives such as this.  Better partnership working and a more strategic approach is key and we look forward to seeing the results of this vital new addition to the scheme. We are delighted with the proposals that came forward and excited about working with the consortia.”

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Note to Editor

  1. Rhian Jones, Executive Project Officer, NAWR by email at or on 07919626716.
  2. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at