Barry Comprehensive School entered the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative annual competition for the first time this year, and was successful in winning a prize.
The aim of the initiative is to encourage pupils across Wales to take a greater interest in their heritage; it invites all schools in Wales to enter heritage projects in a nationwide competition. The project requires research, collection of materials, analysis and evaluation, and communication skills. All schools entering the competition are visited by judges who assess the project, taking into account the appropriate level of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.
Barry Comprehensive School was represented by a group of Year 10 students – Connor Allison, Fabian Britten, Lewis Hazelwood, Harry Lambert, Tom Jones, Ross Merrills and James Scott. All of the boys worked extremely hard throughout their investigation into the reasons for the building of Barry Docks. They created a PowerPoint presentation and a wall display, planned and delivered a lesson to Year 7 pupils and devised a homework pack for Year 9 pupils. Their work is due to be displayed in the local library.
The awards ceremony took place in the Millennium Stadium on 28th June and prizes were awarded for the best projects in each category: infant, primary, secondary and special schools. These prizes were presented by the sponsors who donated them – Lewis and Connor collected the prize from Admiral Group plc on behalf of the school.
A huge well done to the boys who took part – they should be very proud of what they achieved – and the History department looks forward to building upon this success in next year’s competition.