“The Tale of St Piran” re-tells the well known story in a format designed to be used by primary schools in Cornwall for their St Piran’s Day assemblies. Commissioned by Cornwall Heritage Trust as an education project, the film was produced by Bookshelf Productions and directed by Joe Inman. We were very fortunate that the poet, writer and actor Pol Hodge agreed to reprise his role as St Piran and also wrote the script.
The film is 10 minutes long and is suitable for primary school and above. It tells the story of how Piran was washed up on the shores of Perranporth, rescued by Badger, Boar and Fox and went on to introduce the Christian faith to Cornwall, as well as giving them the gift of tin and inspiring the St Piran’s flag.
Schools are welcome to view the film and use it as a free educational resource.
Cornwall Heritage Trust would like to thank everyone that made this project possible and especially the volunteers who gave up their time one cold weekend in January.