Brooklands pupils build up a love of Leighton

The winning Brooklands pupils
The winning Brooklands pupils

Creative children have declared their love for Leighton Buzzard in a competition held by Taylor Wimpey.

The housebuilder, which is currently building new homes at its Billington Grove development, teamed up with Brooklands Middle School to launch a competition to sing the praises of the town.

Pupils taking part in the ‘What Leighton Buzzard Means to Me’ contest were encouraged to design posters expressing their admiration for the town, with the winning entries having the honour of being displayed in the Billington Grove sales centre.

A creative entry by Year 8 pupil Abigail Kirk was chosen as the overall winning work of art, while the winners for each year group were Josh McCormick (Year 6), Hana Cox (Year 7) and James Silversides (Year 8).

Abigail was presented with a £40 art and craft voucher during a visit to the development, with Josh, Hana and James each winning a £20 voucher.

Annabel Ashwell, Director of Art at Brooklands said: “We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for organising this competition.

“The children really enjoyed the opportunity to come up with their own ideas about Leighton Buzzard and we were really impressed with the work they put into their entries.”

Steve Rolt, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, said: “We already know that Leighton Buzzard is a fantastic place to live, but the pupils from Brooklands Middle School have really opened our eyes to even more things which make it such a great town.

“We were so impressed with all the children’s competition entries that it was a very difficult task to select the winners, and I’d like to congratulate everybody who took part.”