Date: Tuesday 13 January 2015
Schoolchildren in Monmouthshire have been given the honour of naming our new housing development in Penperlleni.
The pupils at Goytre Fawr Primary School in the village were asked to put forward name ideas for the new development, which is set to be launched soon off School Lane.
The winning suggestion of ‘Gelli’r Delyn’ came from brothers Lewis (9) and Tom (5) Southan.
Together the brothers found an interesting article from the National Library of Wales about a gentleman called Abraham Jeremiah, a harp marker who lived in the village in the 1880s. Their research inspired their winning Welsh language name suggestion, which translates into English as ‘Harp Grove’.
Lisa Wilkinson, deputy headteacher at Goytre Fawr Primary School, says: “The pupils were really excited to be given the opportunity to name Taylor Wimpey’s new development after I announced the competition in assembly.
“I think it’s lovely that Lewis and Tom came up with the name together and also that they incorporated the Welsh language. There was a real buzz in the air at school about the competition and it was nice to see all age groups getting involved.”
Between them, Lewis and Tom were awarded a £50 book token for their efforts and Taylor Wimpey also donated an additional £300 book token to the school.
Sara Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Wales, says: “The children at Goytre Fawr Primary School came up with some great ideas for what we should call our new development in the town and we were delighted with the suggestion of Gelli’r Delyn.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the children and the staff at the school for their hard work and creativity!”