Bexhill pupils recognised as ‘Heritage Guardians’ after charity’s competition

Grace, Amy and Marnie with Raymond Konyn of Bexhill Heritage. Picture credit: St. Richard's Catholic College
Grace, Amy and Marnie with Raymond Konyn of Bexhill Heritage. Picture credit: St. Richard's Catholic College

Pupils at St Richard’s Catholic College have been recognised as ‘Heritage Guardians’ in Bexhill Heritage’s competition to find the town’s favourite building or public open space.

School pupils were asked to identify their favourite place, and to explain their choice using pictures and text.

Grace King, Amy Bossom and Marnie Horan were named as ‘Heritage Guardians’ based on their choices – Grace chose the De La Warr Pavilion, while Amy selected Egerton Park and Marnie nominated the promenade fountains.

Raymond Konyn, 
chairman of Bexhill Heritage, said: “Our judges were very impressed with the quality of entries for our first ‘Favourite Building’ competition.

“All three winners explained the importance of heritage buildings for establishing a sense of place and encouraging civic pride.

“They showed real commitment to the preservation and care of Bexhill’s fine buildings and open spaces. This augers very well for Bexhill’s future.”

Claire Akrasi, teacher of geography at St Richard’s, said: “I am delighted that our pupils have taken such a keen interest in their local environment.

“They have gained a huge amount of knowledge about the importance of heritage and conservation which they can now share with the rest of the school community.

“I am so proud of the outstanding work they produced in response to this competition and congratulate them for their success.”

For more information about Bexhill Heritage, visit www.bexhillheritage.org.uk.

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