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Logo of the "The Welsh Schools Heritage Initiative" (WHSI)
Logo of the "The Welsh Schools Heritage Initiative" (WHSI)

The 29th award ceremony of the Welsh EUSTORY History Competition was held on 5 July 2019 at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. About 4,858 young people participated in this year’s competition and set out to research on the topic of “My Heritage”.

Presentation of Welsh winners’ work 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Presentation of Welsh winners’ work 2018 | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

On 6 July 2018, the prizewinners of the Welsh history competition received their awards at the Glyntaff Upper Campus of the University of South Wales in Pontypridd. About 5,400 young people participated in this year’s competition and set out to research on the topic of “My Heritage”.

Alanna Jones | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Alanna Jones | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

The Welsh in the U.S. Melting Pot - Investigations of a Welsh Student Group

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln had pamphlets printed in Welsh in the U.S. presidential election campaign and that Pennsylvania was originally called “New Wales”? Alanna and her fellow students researched the role that Welsh migrants played in the USA. Take a look at what Alanna said about her competition entry.

Invited audience in the National Museum of Wales | Photo: Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative
Invited audience in the National Museum of Wales | Photo: Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative

This year’s award ceremony of the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative’s history competition also marks its 25 years anniversary. Two groups impressed the jury with their detailed inquiries into the history of World War I in their region.