School pupils name new homes in Eastleigh

Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015

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Naming some of the brand new homes at our The Sidings development in Eastleigh, Hampshire, was just child’s play for two local schoolchildren.

We challenged pupils from Norwood Primary School to name two rows of terraced houses at the site – their only directive being to stick with a railway theme that had been used for the previous new houses on the development.

Two Year 2 pupils – Milly Westall and Sid Arnold – were picked as winners for their suggestions of ‘Pendragon’ and ‘Waterloo Terrace’ and were rewarded with gift cards. The school also received a £50 gift card for taking part in the competition.

Headteacher Rosemary Diskin says: “All the pupils were delighted to take part in this competition. They had great fun coming up with names and it was a fantastic opportunity for them to get creative.

“We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for inviting our school to take part. It was a great initiative and the children really enjoyed it.”

Fiona Creed, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, says: “Our development site is just up the road from the primary school so we thought it would be a fantastic idea to ask the children what they thought the houses should be called.

“They generated so many excellent ideas and Milly and Sid’s winning names really stood out. It’s nice to think that as they grow up, Milly and Sid will be able to point to the development and say ‘I named that row of houses’.

“We’d like to thank all the pupils and staff at Norwood Primary School for their help, and look forward to officially naming our terraced houses ‘Pendragon’ and ‘Waterloo Terrace’.”

The Sidings offers a superb range of two-bedroom apartments plus two, three and four-bedroom houses.