Creative juices flow as children design homes

LAUNCH Youngsters from East Wittering Primary with Cllr Carol Purnell at a new housing development
LAUNCH Youngsters from East Wittering Primary with Cllr Carol Purnell at a new housing development
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SCHOOLCHILDREN across the Chichester area are being invited to showcase their artistic talents by designing a rural home for the future.

The competition was launched by Chichester District Council ahead of national Rural Housing Week, which starts on Monday.

Nine pupils from East Wittering Primary School helped to launch the competition when they visited a new rural housing development site of 17 homes in the village.

Carol Purnell, who heads housing at Chichester District Council, said: ‘The pupils’ designs can be as creative and futuristic as they want.

‘The aim of our competition is to get young people thinking about what homes in our district could look like when they grow up. We want them to think about where we live, housing design and how our surroundings affect our daily lives.’

The winning young designer will win £50 worth of art and design equipment vouchers for themselves and £200 worth of vouchers for their school.

The council is running the competition with the Hyde Group and Austins builders.

The competition is open to all Key Stage 2 pupils in the Chichester district and runs until July 24.

If you are a teacher and would like your class to take part contact Cathy Hakes at chakes@chichester.gov.uk or call 01243 534699.