Pupils at Oakfield Primary School took part in a competition to design the homes of the future. T.G. Sowerby Developments Limited and Guinness Northern Counties judged the entries and presented the prizes to the winners and runners up.
Pupils from Oakfield School in Scunthorpe recently took part in a competition to design the 'Homes of the Future', inspired by the development on the site of the old Infant's School on Morecambe Avenue, where 20 homes are being built by T.G. Sowerby Developments Limited for Guinness Northern Counties Housing Association.
34 Pupils from the school entered the competition. Two winners, one from each Key Stage, were selected and received £15 Toys 'R' Us Vouchers from Guinness Northern Counties, four runners up, two from each Key Stage, received a £10 Toys 'R' Us Voucher from T.G. Sowerby Developments. T.G. Sowerby Developments were very impressed with the quality and standard of all the entries and so awarded the other entrants a £5 Toys 'R' Us Voucher.
The School also received £100 from Guinness Northern Counties and T.G. Sowerby Developments, for some new playground equipment.
The development on Morecambe Avenue, which is to be named 'Oakfield View' will see the old Sunway Infants School site regenerated into 20 homes, comprising nine 2-bedroom bungalows, nine 2-bedroom houses and two 3-bedroom houses.
Allan Ramsay, Guinness Northern Counties Director of Investment and Regeneration, said: “Working with our partners at North Lincolnshire Council, Guinness Northern Counties are delighted to provide 20 affordable housing units on a previously derelict site to provide much needed housing for the Ashby area.”
Cllr Liz Redfern, Leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is a great way to involve young people and provides a good learning experience for them. The new housing development will be fantastic and provide much needed low-cost homes for rent. I am pleased that North Lincolnshire Council and the Government are able to support this by contributing to the cost of the development.”
Glynn Sowerby of T.G. Sowerby Developments Ltd, said: “Guinness Northern Counties and ourselves thought this was an ideal way to involve the pupils of Oakfield School we thought all the entries were fantastic and had a brilliant day.”
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