A primary school in Cefn Hengoed has been celebrating its 100th anniversary this term.
Derwendeg Primary School first opened on April 18, 1921. One hundred years on, pupils have taken part in a range of activities throughout the summer term to mark the centenary.
The school was officially by Mr Jonah Evans and Mrs Hannah Davies. At the time, it cost £9,373 to build and could accommodate 250 children.
As part of the celebrations, a time capsule has been buried at the school to show future generations what life was like in 2021.
Pupils have also been dressing up in fashion from the decades in which the school has been open, with each class given a specific decade to learn about.
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The school has held a competition for pupils to design a special 100th anniversary logo, with the winning design featured on a commemorative mug for all the staff and pupils at the school.
Pupils have worked with music company Upbeat to write and perform a song about the 100th anniversary.
Meanwhile, pupils have been learning about the history of their school and are creating a commemorative book and website detailing that history.
As part of the centenary celebrations, pupils worked with artist Megan Jones to produce a mural, which has been displayed outside the school.
A socially-distanced ceremony was held at the school on July 2, where Hengoed ward councillor and former Derwendeg pupil Donna Cushing cut the ribbon to unveil the mural.
Headteacher Lynsey Wangiel said: “Derwendeg Primary School is, and always has been, a very special school at the heart of the community. We are very excited to be celebrating our 100th birthday this year and learning all about the school’s rich history.
“We are delighted to display this fantastic piece of artwork created by our children to celebrate our school’s history.”
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