Special skatepark in London – level 2

05-11-2014 07:00

A skatepark in London received heritage status. People first opened it in 1978, and it now has the same protection like the Houses of Parliament and other historical buildings.

The organisation which awards buildings the status says that the skatepark is modern, but it is part of British sporting heritage. It requires the recognition which Wimbledon has, for example.

The skatepark is the first in Europe to receive heritage status.

Difficult words: heritage (objects or places which are culturally or historically important), award (give), recognition (recognising the full worth of – importance).

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