Pupils from a city school have joined the campaign to spare Preston’s iconic bus station from demolition.
Fulwood Academy histiry students raised the issues surrounding Preston Council’s proposals to demolish the bus station during class and discussions raised a number of issues about the building and Preston’s history.
Head of history Rachael Bryson said working in groups pupils produced a collection of letters addressed to council leader Peter Rankin.
Miss Bryson was so impressed with the interest pupils took that their views have been forwarded to English Heritage. The teenagers initially called for Preston’s history to be celebrated more .
Chloe Tedford-Jones and Megan Seefus said it was part of the city’s heritage and called for the building to be refurbished.
The girls said: “The bus station is a unique piece of architecture that Preston is recognised for and if it is demolished it will be put to waste.”
One group, made up of Jonathan Tonge, Alexander Mackay and Matthew Hood, suggested turning the bus station into a museum
While another group has called on volunteers to help spruce it up to safeguardthe landmark.
Other pupils said: “Our bus station is one of the things that makes our city different to others and much better than others.”
English Heritage has submitted an application to the Department for Culture for the building to be granted listed status.
A decision on the application is due to be made this week.