To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Jehu Group and Housing Association Client Connexus teamed up with a local primary school to name its development at ‘The Full Pitcher’ site in Ledbury, Herefordshire. The children from Ledbury Primary School entered a competition to name the 93-unit site that would celebrate and honour the Jubilee year.
Laura Fox, Assistant Development Manager at Connexus said, “with this year being so special we thought it would be a great idea to give the local children a chance to name a part of where they live. Teaming up with Ledbury Primary School was a great way to run the competition and get local kids involved.”
The children across all years in the school put their heads together and came up with some creative name suggestions. A panel from Connexus development team had the difficult task of selecting a winning street name, and they were so impressed with the ideas that they decided to also name two of its homes at the main entrance to the site. The winning street name is Platinum Way, with one home being called Duke House and the other Monarch House.
To congratulate the children for their amazing efforts in thinking of brilliant name entries, our Contracts Manager, Gavin Kemmett visited Ledbury Primary with Laura Fox to present the Year 6 House Captains with a gift to the school of £150 Amazon Vouchers which they were thrilled with. The House Captains were excited to talk about the street naming, and also had a keen interest in asking about construction and what we are building. We look forward to visiting the school again soon to inspire more future construction professionals!
Mrs Rees, Headteacher at Ledbury Primary School, commented: “We’re delighted to the receive the vouchers from Connexus and Jehu Group. We’ll be putting these to good use, buying books for the school library. Pupils of all ages across the school were able to get involved in the competition, which ties in with the work we’ve been doing around the Queen’s reign – there are displays all around the school and the hall is decorated with bunting! We’ve also been celebrating the upcoming Jubilee in a number of other ways, including the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting ceremony and a platinum pudding competition.”
She went on to say; “Many thanks must go to our school council, aged from 5 to 11, who worked so hard on the competition, and to the House Captains who represented our pupils at the presentation ceremony.”
Jehu Group CEO Simon Jehu remarked: “This is a fantastic legacy for the school children at Ledbury Primary School to have chosen such a fitting name for the new development we are constructing in Ledbury. It’s important for us not just to build houses, but to integrate within the communities we work in, and are delighted that ‘Platinum Way’ will remain as a reminder of this unique year for many more beyond the Platinum Jubilee”
Find out more about the Ledbury scheme here