Eastbrook School students capture Dagenham’s old Civic Centre in photography competition

Competition winnner Ellie Clarke, Conor Jackson, CU London’s head of sales and marketing, and Angie

Competition winnner Ellie Clarke, Conor Jackson, CU Londons head of sales and marketing, and Angie Torr, CU London's library assistant. Picture: CU London - Credit: Archant

Eastbrook School students took part in a photography competition at Dagenham’s old Civic Centre.

The Grade II listed building, which is now home to Coventry University’s London campus, was taken over by 25 Year 9 pupils who were asked to capture the site as iconically as they could.

The winner was Ellie Clarke, who received a £20 Amazon voucher. Her photo will be hung up at the entrance of the building and it will also be used on CU London’s future marketing material.

Amir Nathan, head of photography at the Dagenham Road school, said: “The competition was a great opportunity for our pupils to learn more about the Civic Centre, which is one of the great buildings in our area.

“We have a lot of talented students who really took to the challenge. It was a great experience for those who took part.”

Andy Ginn, associate pro vice-chancellor at CU London, said: “Giving the pupils a chance to unleash their creative side as well as learning more about the history of this iconic building is something we are proud to have been able to do.”

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