TV crew film at Cogan Nursery School ahead of teaching awards
10:01am Friday 11th October 2013 in Penarth news
COGAN Nursery School was in the spotlight once again last week as TV crews headed to the Penarth nursery school ahead of the national final for the Pearson Teaching Awards.
Earlier this year Cogan Nursery scooped the Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding Team of the Year for Wales. As a regional winner, the nursery has now gone forward to represent Wales in the national final, due to be held later this month.
Ahead of the awards ceremony in London on Sunday, October 20, the BBC were filming at Cogan Nursery last week, the footage of which will be used in the awards ceremony which will be broadcast on the BBC.
The Vale council’s cabinet member for Children’s Services, Cllr Chris Elmore, wished the nursery the best of luck for October 20:
“Congratulations to the staff at Cogan Nursery on being shortlisted for this prestigious national award,” he said.
“It’s fantastic that the team at Cogan Nursery School have been recognised for their hard work. Good luck for the final in London, we’ll all be cheering you on in the Vale!”
Cogan Nursery’s headteacher, Pauline Rowland, said: “Our staff are delighted to have won the Welsh award and are looking forward to meeting the other winners at the awards ceremony at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. Winning the regional award felt very special as a number of parents and carers put us forward for nomination.”
The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching. The 2013 awards attracted over 24,000 nominations from schools across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.