Langney pupils victorious in Eastbourne Lighthouse in Bloom finals

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Pupils from Langney Primary School are celebrating after their design saw them crowned winners in a competition.

The children were at the Congress Suite, Devonshire Park on March 14, alongside Hankham Primary School pupils, for the ‘Lighthouse In-Bloom’ finals.

The occasion marks the 500th anniversary of Trinity House as well as the re-painting of the famous Beachy Head Lighthouse stripes.

The annual in-bloom event (20th year) is organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership (EBP) in conjunction with Eastbourne Borough Council. Schools were invited to produce a carpet garden design and classroom work using ‘Lighthouses’ as the theme.

Eastbourne mayor, Councillor Mike Thompson, chaired the judging.

The pupils have been busy exploring the various aspects of Trinity House work and different lighthouses. The competition finals coincided with National Science & Engineering Week that celebrates science, engineering and technology.

Steven Goss-Turner, chair of Eastbourne EBP, said, “We are very pleased to once again have the opportunity to contribute a carpet design for the town. The work of Trinity House is crucially important to our sea faring and wider community and our winning design will celebrate this.

“The standard of entries and the enthusiasm of the pupils are always high and we look forward to another enjoyable event.”




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