The Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative 2017

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Cogan Primary wins Soroptimist prize for the second year!

Cogan Primary School pupils were presented with a cheque for £200 for winning the SI Barry & District prize at the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative Award Ceremony. Their outstanding project on the history and mystery of Penarth’s second oldest building; The Cogan Pill House, was a worthy winner.  With the help of their teacher, pupils had found out about half-timbered houses in Tudor times and studied the history of Cogan Pill House, half a mile from the school, which was originally built in 1495. They looked at the changes to the ownership of the building over the centuries and its changing functions, from manor house to toll house to farm to nightclub to Toby carvery restaurant. They produced a video using green screen technology, outlining the building’s history.

President Jackie Memory of SI Barry & District said ” It was a real pleasure to present Cogan Primary with the prize for the second year running. It is important for children to learn about their local heritage and the changes which have occurred over time in their locality. The work they undertook for this project was most impressive. “