Pupils from Chester have come top of the class in an art competition organised to celebrate their community.
Affordable homes provider, Wulvern awarded family passes to nearby attraction Chester Zoo to Star Hurley, 10, and eight-year-old Patrik Burlas who attend Highfield Community Primary School in Blacon, which neighbours the site where Wulvern is constructing a new state of the art Extra Care scheme.
The duo earned their prizes for their artwork which depicts what they enjoy about living in Blacon.
Gift vouchers were also awarded to several runners up and the winning designs will feature on the site fencing around the new Extra Care scheme on Blacon Point Road.
Awarding the prizes Wulvern’s marketing and partnerships business partner, Ceris Esplen commented: “We had lots of fantastic designs from the pupils and we were really impressed with the time and effort all the children put into the competition. It’s great to celebrate the local community and why the local children enjoy living there.”
Built on the site of a former nursery school, the £7m development will provide 63 one and two bedroom self-contained Extra Care apartments for affordable rent, plus onsite care and fantastic communal facilities which will be open to the wider community. The scheme, which has received funding of £2.5 million from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), is due to complete early in 2015.