New quiet area in memory of teacher


A new quiet area will be opened in memory of a much loved teacher at Oakmeeds Community College.

The college in Burgess Hill will open a new quiet reading area in memory of Rebecca Pearson, who died at the age of 36.

The area will be opened in the Learning Resource Centre on Friday June 6 at 1.20pm.

Mrs Pearson, who died of an undetected heart problem at the end of November last year, was a keen reader and ran the book club at the college.

Members of the college book club, called Oakreads, will be at the unveiling along with other invited members of the college community.

After receiving news of Mrs Pearson’s death, headteacher Colin Taylor said: “Rebecca contributed a tremendous amount to the life of the college and was one of the most influential staff in lifting spirits and raising morale through her encouragement of others and getting them involved in events.

“She was a huge asset to the college and will be very sadly missed by her family, friends and everyone at Oakmeeds.”

The college closed for one day on November 27 to allow students and teachers to grieve.