Cogan Nursery School praised by Vale Council
2:58pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Penarth news
COGAN Nursery School has been praised by the Vale Council after beating off competition from across the whole of the UK to scoop the award for Outstanding School Team at the Pearson Teaching Awards.
The team from the Penarth nursery travelled to London to be presented with their award by Sir Terry Wogan. The ceremony at London’s Theatre Royal in Drury Lane was broadcast on BBC2 on Sunday, October 27.
Cllr Chris Elmore, the Vale Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said: “The team at Cogan Nursery have done the Vale proud. Congratulations to Pauline and the rest of the team on this fantastic achievement.”
Not wanting the children to miss out on the fun, the staff at Cogan Nursery proved once again why they were such worthy winners of the award by recreating the magic of the awards ceremony for their pupils last week.
Dressed in their best dresses and smartest suits, the children walked the red carpet and were ‘papped’ and clapped as they arrived at the nursery on Wednesday. The youngsters were then treated to a three course meal and had their photograph taken holding the coveted gold award. As a special memento, each child was given their own special award to take home.
Cogan Nursery’s head teacher, Pauline Rowland, said: “Being presented with the award at the ceremony in London was a phenomenal experience and we really wanted to share this with the children so we decided to organise this awards day especially for them.”