Pupils help name flats

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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PRIMARY school chlidren have voted to help pick the name of a new block of flats in Portsmouth.

The youngsters from Charles Dickens Juniors in Buckland had their votes combined with those of residents – who designated the new building in Watts Road as Rope Walk House.

This name derives from the rope factory and walk which was once situated where the homes are being built.

Geraldine Cox, deputy head, said: ‘This was another chance for the pupils to be involved and to have some ownership of a project happening in their community.

‘The children really enjoyed being part of the vote.’

Housing chief, Cllr Steven Wylie, added: ‘I’m pleased with the name for the flats. It has great links to the city.’

The name Chubb House after the famous locksmith and former resident of Portsea came a close second.