Dec 3 2008 by Ian Bunting, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
TOWNHEAD Primary School’s pupils have won £500 for their school, through their own excellent artistic creativity.
Scottish kids were asked to take part in housebuilder Redrow Homes’ “House of the Future” painting competition and Townhead were the first school to be recognised.
The cash earned will go towards a new smart board and three of the children received goodie bags for their colourful collections.
Abby Smith, aged six, who has now moved to a different school, licked the competition with her garden full oflollipops, while five-year-old Mia Beckett captured the imagination with her softplay area, chute and ball pit in the bedroom.
For animal lover Jack Smith, aged five, it was all about the outdoors with his horse and lambs in the garden.
Diana Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (Scotland), said: “We were amazed at the imagination and creativity shown by all of the children who took part.
“Clearly we have some budding architects and can look forward to some fascinating new homes from the next generation.”
Shona Williams, head teacher ofTownhead Primary School, said:“The competition afforded the childrenan opportunity to use their imaginationand be creative in designing a housefor the future.
“It followed on from a study into homes in the past through the topic ‘When Gran was a Girl.’ We are very proud of the children’s achievements.
“As a school we actively seek opportunities to work in conjunction withlocal businesses and we are delighted to have made this link with Redrow Homes.”