Kids’ Easter treat for naming homes

From left to right Joe Lees (11), Lamonerna Roberts (9), James Ford (10), Anna Lees (10), Jack Carpenter (8).
From left to right Joe Lees (11), Lamonerna Roberts (9), James Ford (10), Anna Lees (10), Jack Carpenter (8).

GLAISDALE Primary School pupils got the chance for a special look around some of the homes they recently helped to name.

The pupils had been asked to help think of a name for the 11 new family properties by leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group.

Ten-year-old James Ford picked the winning name of Thornhill View and he was awarded an art kit for his entry, while the other children were given an Easter treat during their visit to the homes.

Helen Wright, head of development in the area for Sanctuary, said: “It was a great chance for the children to take a look at the homes now they are finished, especially as they played a vital part in making this project come together.

“These homes will help young people and families continue to stay in the village where they grew up and offers them the chance to get on the housing ladder.”

Teacher Rob Hutt said: “It was a good opportunity for the children to follow the housing development from beginning to completion.

“It also fitted in well with our recent topic on sustainable energy as the houses have all been furnished with solar panels.”

The homes in Glaisdale were built in response to the parish council’s parish plan which identified a need for more affordable housing in the village.

The £1.4m project was part funded by the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency and was done in partnership with North York Moors National Park and Scarborough Borough Council.