Date: Tuesday 11 August 2015
A nine-year-old primary school pupil has named a new 230-home development on the edge of Cwmbran, in Torfaen.
Jamie Leigh White won a competition at her school – Nant Celyn Primary School – to name our development on the site of the former police training college, off Greenmeadow Way.
Her selected name – Parc Celyn – was chosen from a selection of entries from the 420-pupil school, which is off Henllys Way, just over a mile from our new development.
“We asked almost the whole school, from reception to 11-year-olds, to take part,” says Year One teacher Caroline Swann, who organised the competition with school secretary Dorothy Filer.
“We gave them all a sheet of paper with an outline of the project and a little map of the site, and got back a huge envelope full of entries.”
Jamie Leigh was awarded a £50 book token for her winning name. Another pupil, Ben Edwards (nine), was awarded £25 for a road name that made all the judges smile: Road of Awesomeness!
We have also donated £500 to the school, as a ‘thank you’ for organising the competition.
Sara Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Wales, says: “Naming a new development is a big responsibility, and we were delighted that the pupils of Nant Celyn Primary School rose to the challenge. We had so many good names, it was really difficult to pick one.
“As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, so it was also a pleasure to give £500 to the whole school for all their hard work.”
Ms Swann said the school planned to use some of the £500 to pay for a whole school celebration of some kind. She says: “We want to celebrate the feeling of success and participation in a project we all worked on together.”