Soham school children create ‘homes of the future’ artwork for building site

Charles Warner, trustee of Soham Thrift CLT, Jason Nichols, contracts manager at EN Suiter & Sons Lt

Charles Warner, trustee of Soham Thrift CLT, Jason Nichols, contracts manager at EN Suiter & Sons Ltd and Kevin Francis, sales and development manager at Palace Green Homes with school children and a teacher at The Shade Primary School. - Credit: Archant

Artwork created by children at a Soham primary school is being displayed on building site banners.

Children at The Shade drew their ‘home of the future’ for a competition run by developers Palace Green Homes. The winning artworks were chosen by representatives of Palace Green Homes and partner Community Land Trust, Thrift CLT.

The winners were awarded book tokens and the drawings are now displayed on printed banners at the building site next door to the school.

Construction on 13 new dwellings including four houses and nine apartments, on land on The Shade, on the corner of Kingfisher Drive, has been underway since September 2017.

The development will be known as ‘The Fledglings’ and provide affordable homes for local people.

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Katie McKay, assistant head of The Shade Primary School, said: “We took our reception class over in November to meet the site manager and learn about how houses are built, which they thoroughly enjoyed. “The children are so proud to see their artwork printed onto the banners in the playground; the subject matter has been a great talking point in class.”

Phil Rose, head of development at Palace Green Homes, said: “The children have shown such enthusiasm towards our competition.

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“The artworks look fantastic and really brighten up the site boundary.

Construction on The Fledglings site is due to be completed this summer.

Visit for more information on the development.

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