Schools invited to enter Wandsworth Heritage Awards

Published: 1 October 2015

Schools are urged to enter the second annual Wandsworth Heritage Awards.

The winning schools will pick up a £1000 prize and will be invited to a town hall awards evening. The competition is open to all borough schools at key stages 2, 3 and 4.

The competition aims to get local children interested in the history and heritage of Wandsworth.

Last year’s winning entries included research into the history of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home by Earlsfield Primary School, detective work by students at L’ecole de Battersea following the story of some tiles repaired by William De Morgan and a deeper look into the stories of past pupils who lost their lives in the Great War by pupils at St Boniface RC School.

The competition is sponsored by the council’s library contractor, social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Ltd., and supported by the mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Nicola Nardelli.

She said: “Wandsworth is a borough rich in heritage, and I’m delighted that we will once again be encouraging our young people to find out more about the history of where they live.

“By understanding the past we can gain a better idea of what made Wandsworth the place it is today, and our young people can get a real sense of where they belong.”

If you are interested in entering your school, email smurphy@wandsworth.gov.uk