Local legend star of show for youngsters

Taylor Stevenson (Somerly Primary School), Thomas Earle (Mindarie PS) and Annie Lewin (Quinns Rocks PS) meet Margaret Cockman at her old family home, Cockman House.
Taylor Stevenson (Somerly Primary School), Thomas Earle (Mindarie PS) and Annie Lewin (Quinns Rocks PS) meet Margaret Cockman at her old family home, Cockman House.

Students from northern metropolitan schools met Wanneroo and Joondalup Freeman Margaret Cockman in Woodvale last week as part of their ‘showtime’ course.

PEAC (Primary Extension and Academic Challenge) coordinator Sabine Winton said that through the course, gifted and talented students in years 5 to 7 would exhibit work at the show in November.

Their work will be entered into the schools challenge, with PEAC students choosing the history of the Wanneroo district over other themes, including agriculture and school vegetable garden.

‘The students decided to focus their entry on the life of Margaret Cockman, Freeman of Wanneroo and Joondalup,’ Ms Winton said.

‘After undertaking research they formulated a series of questions in preparation to interview her at Cockman House, her old family home.

‘The setting of Cockman House really personalised her stories and tales from the past.

‘Margaret’s involvement with the Wanneroo Agricultural Show is well known ” I think the students found it inspiring to hear her speak about the Wanneroo Show, her involvement and how it has grown and developed over the years.

Visit www.wannerooshow. com for more details. Entries close on November 18.