Great Whelnetham Primary School has designs on a new Havebury development
Students at Great Whelnetham CEVC Primary School have been demonstrating their artistic flair by taking part in an art competition to brighten up the hoarding at Havebury Housing Partnership’s latest development.
The Suffolk-based housing association, who own and manage over 6,000 houses and flats across the East of England and site contractors Dove Jeffrey Homes, created a competition for the students to draw their imaginary dream home.
The new development in Great Whelnetham will transform Havebury's former sheltered scheme for the elderly, Erskine Lodge, into 23 high-quality affordable homes.
The four young competition winners, aged between 5 and 10 years old, along with Headteacher Kath Parkin were invited to the development for a site tour, complete with hard hats and his visibility jackets, to see their pictures in pride of place on the hoarding. Prizes included a season’s pass to the National Trust, cinema passes and tickets to a rare breeds farm. Havebury also donated vouchers to help buy new plants and flowers for the school’s woodland garden.
Director of Development at Havebury, Scott Bailey said: “We’re delighted that we received so many fantastic designs from the children at Great Whelnetham Primary School and thank them for taking part, they’ve really brightened up the hoarding. It was great fun to judge the drawings and to have been able to involve the local community with our project – particularly getting our young people excited about building.”
The top three and highly commended drawings are now sitting proudly on the hoarding at the site.