Housebuilder challenges children with design competition

By Jamie Hill - 14 April 2021

FamilyHome and Garden

Children at a Faringdon nursery crafted their very own homes for a competition run by a local housebuilder.

  • Carissa Pellegrini, Natasha McReadie & Chloe Fotheringham, who work at Annabelle’s nursery in Faringdon, with the nursery’s furry friends and one of the prizes given

    Carissa Pellegrini, Natasha McReadie & Chloe Fotheringham, who work at Annabelle’s nursery in Faringdon, with the nursery’s furry friends and one of the prizes given

Bellway invited children at Annabelle’s Nursery in Great Coxwell to design their ideal home, with prizes on offer for the most outstanding creations. A captivating collection of drawings and models were then submitted by the children.

Emily Crabtree, Emily Ainsworth and Sage Verdier were declared the winners for their house designs. Each received a prize, with Bellway also donating £150 to the nursery.

Carissa Pellegrini, a staff member of Annabelle’s Nursery, said: “The competition was a great opportunity for the children to show their creative skills and they thoroughly enjoyed designing their own homes. I’d like to thank Bellway for organising the competition and enabling the children to have this fulfilling and rewarding experience.

“We are also grateful for the donation made to support the nursery – we plan to use the funds to purchase new learning materials for the children.”

Bellway is building a range of one to five-bedroom homes at Fern Hill Gardens, off Coxwell Road, less than a mile from Annabelle’s Nursery on Great Coxwell Road.

Christel Hawkins, Sales Manager for Bellway South West, said: “We are always keen to reach out to local organisations and groups in the areas where we are building and we hope our competition helped the children at Annabelle’s Nursery express their creativity.

“We were really impressed by the imagination which the children showed with their designs - it was incredibly difficult to select the winners!”

There are just nine homes remaining for sale at Fern Hill Gardens, with prices starting from £484,995 for a four-bedroom detached property.

For more information on the development, call 01367 612459 or visit bellway.co.uk.

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