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Students capture end of era at Butts Centre in a prize way.

THE planned move of City College Coventry from the Butts Centre to the Swanswell Learning Quarter in January will mean the end of an era with the closing of the oldest further education building in the city.

The Butts Centre, which was opened in 1935 as Coventry Technical College, has trained generations of students in a multitude of trades and professions. The iconic building has become a symbol of education and inspiration for hundreds of thousands of students throughout the years.

To remember this much loved landmark, City College Coventry students were asked to celebrate the history of the Butts by taking photographic representation of the building, the staff and its students.

Vince Brosnan, head of school for the creative and performing arts, said: "We thought this would be the best way to remember this magnificent building and judging from the response from our students they agreed.

"Over 100 students entered the competition and the standard of the work was exceptional. Finding the winners was a hard task."

First prize went to Karen Jones who won pounds 50 in photography vouchers, second prize went to Alan Organ who won pounds 30 and third prize went to Anna Doherty who won pounds 15.

Karen, who is on a City and Guilds Level 1 photography course, said: "I was so shocked I won, but I'm also very, very chuffed.

"I took this photo because I wanted to evoke the feelings and excitement I felt in this new and imposing environment."

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HIGH STANDARD... Vince Brosnan (left) with prize winners Karen Jones, Alan Organ and Anna Doherty and their entries celebrating the history of The Butts Centre.; 1st; 2nd; 3rd
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 27, 2008
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