BATTLE Abbey School students, Ollie Grainge and Isobel Richardson have been nominated as ‘Young Artists in Residence’ for 2014 at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings.
The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Graham Peters, presented the Year 10 students with certificates of commendation for their commitment to providing live music to patients and visitors.
In addition, Ollie and Issy were presented to 94-year-old Dame Fanny Waterman, who was one of this country’s leading piano teachers, and the founder of the renowned Leeds International Piano Competition.
The ceremony marked the latest chapter in a story dating back to 2004, when Dr Richard Wray, consultant cardiologist, introduced live music at the Conquest to help aid patients in their recovery and put visitors at ease.
For more information, call the East Sussex Music Service on 01273 336770.