East Grinstead Society

Schools Essay Competition

The coming of the Bluebell Railway was the topic chosen this year for Year 7 students to take account of the news that work is well advanced in clearing material from the former landfill site and restoring the Garden Wood railway viaduct. There was also an exhibition at the Museum in the spring on the Bluebell railway, so there was much reference material available.The topic certainly created much interest among the three schools taking part since there were over 90 entries, a record for this competition. The standard of entries was high and runners-up certificates were awarded in addition to awards for the winning entries.