Youngsters from Havelock Junior School in Desborough swapped their books for hard hats on a visit to the town’s new housing development, Carisbrooke Grange.
Earlier this year, pupils were asked to take part in a garden design competition, imagining that they were designing the show home garden. Visiting the site this week, they arrived to find their bright and colourful designs on display in the show-home sales office, and were then treated to a tour of the site with the health and safety manager.
Jane Fletcher, class-four teacher at Havelock Junior School, said: “The children always enjoy drawing pictures and the entries they created were really imaginative.
“I’d like to thank Jelson for involving our school in this competition. Here at Havelock, we love to be involved in local community projects, and this activity was great for the pupils to let their creative juices flow. Seeing their designs in pride of place in the show home was brilliant.”
The winner of the competition was Billy Smith, while the runners up were Arron Deliddiard and Isabelle Hill, all aged eight.
Jackie Woodward, sales and marketing manager for Jelson Homes, said: “The entries we received were fantastic and really showed the pupils’ artistic ability. There were drawings of all different types of gardens, but Billy’s design really stood out.”
Carisbrooke Grange is located off Pipewell Road.
Jelson says the homes are built to the latest energy-efficiency standards – helping to save money on bills.
For more information, phone 01536 763306 or visit www.jelson.co.uk.