Worthing students’ designs displayed at new pool site

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THE inspiring designs Worthing students came up with for the area next to the Splashpoint Leisure Centre are now on display around the pool.

The year-nine students of Worthing High School, in South Farm Road, Worthing, were challenged by construction company Morgan Sindall to create ideas for how the area around the pool could be used to benefit the local community.

The children were given five hours to research and redesign the site in a way which would meet practical and recreational needs, as well as giving people living near the site what they want.

Jules Smith, design and technology teacher at Worthing High School, said: “The students have utilised the space in ways that show unbridled creativity and youthful optimism.

“Their drawings show a belief in our environment by a generation who, one day, will take up positions of leadership in our town.

“We hope people will enjoy our designs and celebrate with us the fact that Worthing’s future is in safe hands.”

The entries were judged by a panel comprising members of the Morgan Sindall site team and representatives from the centre’s award-winning architects, Wilkinson Eyre.

Lawrence Wilson, the senior project manager who arranged the competition alongside site manager Stuart Carruthers, said: “It’s been really inspiring to see the designs which the students have come up with.

“There have been some great ideas submitted and it’s good to see the students connecting with their environment and coming up with practical, original and attractive ideas for how this space could be used.”