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University of South Wales students make dragon fly

Students and graduates from the University of South Wales have developed a dragon Credit: CADW

Students and graduates from the University of South Wales have developed and made a dragon as part of a Welsh advertising campaign.

They used this model, seen at Caerphilly Castle, as a basis for their design. The advert sees the creature fly from Caerphilly to Chepstow, Cardiff Bay, Harlech Castle, and then finally, landing at Caernarfon Castle.

Some of the students who worked on the project Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Watch Megan Boot's exclusive behind the scenes look to see how it was made:

It took the group of 12 students and graduates of the University of South Wales weeks to produce the film for Cadw:

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Locations
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Miles travelling between locations
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Production hours

The students say it's been an exciting project to be involved with, and hope it will showcase their talent.

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Grant boost for Hay Castle restoration project

The Hay Castle Trust wants to restore the castle to open it to the public. Credit: ITV News

The Hay Castle Trust has won a £528,600 development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to restore the castle and open it to the public.

The grant will help develop proposals for a second stage application for more than £4.8million to complete the restoration.

The trust's plans include creating a centre for the arts, heritage education and training for the community.

The funding was announced at an event at the Hay Festival.

Speaking at the event, First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "It is with great ambition, drive and perseverance that Hay Castle Trust has succeeded in its Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

"I am pleased that this first round of funding allows the trust to start work on developing its plans to restore the building for the future enjoyment of the public."

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