Pupils enjoyed the chance to sit in a digger and tour a building site after nine-year-old Jasmine Hiom won a competition to name a new Greenfields Community Housing development.
The 9 and 10-year-old pupils from St Andrews Primary School in Hatfield Peverel recently took part in a competition to name a road on the 25-home development on St Andrews Road, which was won by 9-year-old Jasmine Hiom. She named the road “Fitch Close” in memory of a popular teacher who taught at Hatfield Peverel School for 26 years and sadly died last year, aged 86.
To thank the pupils for entering the competition, staff from Greenfields took Jasmine and her friends for a tour around the site, to teach them how to stay safe and avoid danger. A photo in the digger was an optional extra!
Debbie Mitchell, Greenfields’ Customer Co-ordinator, feels it is important to get to know pupils and teachers at local schools near new developments: “It has been great fun working with St Andrews Junior School. Future generations will live and work in the area for many years to come. Congratulations to Jasmine and the competition runners up for their fantastic and imaginative ideas, and to all for being so well-behaved on site!”
The 25 high-quality, energy-efficient homes include a mixture of affordable rents and shared ownership tenures, and comprise 7 x 1 bedroom flats, 6 x 2 bedroom flats and 12 x 2 bed houses. They are due to be completed by early summer 2018.