Valentina shows what Stamford means to her

Date: Wednesday 16 July 2014

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Stamford schoolgirl Valentina Lees put into words what the town means to her for her winning entry into a competition which we ran.

We invited youngsters at Malcolm Sargent Primary School in the town to show what Stamford means to them using words and pictures for a chance to win a prize.

In her winning entry, Year 6 pupil Valentina wrote: “I’ve been living in Stamford for four years, and this ancient town means a lot to me.

“Stamford is so full of history and exciting places to go to, you can’t possibly be bored.”

Valentina highlighted Stamford’s old buildings, the museum within the public library, the recreation ground, the shops and the Ice Cream Cafe as some of the standout locations within the town.

She was presented with her prize, a £50 voucher, during school assembly by Mariana Knight, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands.

Mariana says: “We were so impressed by Valentina’s excellent entry into our What Stamford Means To Me competition – her written piece really conveyed to us why she loves the town.

“We felt that Valentina really captured the essence of Stamford, and I’d like to congratulate her for being chosen as the competition winner!”

Liz Town, Business Manager at Malcolm Sargent Primary School, says: “The children really enjoyed taking part in the What Stamford Means To Me competition and it really got them thinking about what they like about the town.

“We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for running this initiative with us and we’d also like to congratulate Valentina on being named the winner.”

We are preparing plans for our first phase of new homes at Exeter Fields, off Empingham Road, Stamford, where outline planning permission has already been granted for a residential development.