Youngsters love their town

Youngsters in Desborough have been writing about why they love their town
Youngsters in Desborough have been writing about why they love their town

Children at a junior school in Desborough have shared their favourite things about living in the town as part of a competition organised by national housebuilder Bellway.

Children at Havelock Junior School took part in a ‘We Love Desborough’ competition, where pupils were asked to write a short piece about what they enjoy doing and where they like to go in the town.

The ten best entries have now been featured in printed booklets, which have been given to the school to display and share with other children. Bellway has also donated £500 to the school, which will be used to purchase new books for the school’s library.

Kier Dicken, deputy head teacher at Havelock Junior School said: “The We Love Desborough competition was great fun for all involved and encouraged the children to explore and enjoy the neighbourhood with their family.

“We’re passionate about making reading and writing fun for the children, and it’s nice to be able to reward them with an updated choice of reading material thanks to Bellway’s donation.

“We plan to purchase new books over the summer, ready for the new school year and would like to thank Bellway for its generous funding.”

Bellway Homes’ Elaine Brown said: “It’s great to hear that the children had a lot of fun taking part in the competition, and we were very impressed by the thought and effort they gave to writing about living in Desborough. Some of our favourite things mentioned were visiting West Lodge Rural Centre, playing in the park and walking their dogs around the town.

“Helping to support the existing communities in the locations where we provide new homes is something that we take incredibly seriously, and this is just one example of how we try to create links with the local community.

“We are delighted to also donate the money towards books for Havelock Junior School. We hope the children enjoy their new books and wish the school all the best in the future.”

A selection of three, four and five-bedroom properties are available at Weavers Mead on Harborough Road, where Bellway is building 165 new homes.