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Stevenage school children design artwork for Scarborough Avenue housing development hoarding

Children and adults standing in front of new hoarding

Over 180 Stevenage school children, aged between 7-11 years-old, have taken part in an art project to add more colour to a housing development site hoarding in Scarborough Avenue, Stevenage.

To celebrate the sustainable location and environmental standards of the development, children from Woolenwick Junior School were invited by Stevenage Borough Council to draw pictures of themselves embracing active travel and play. The individual illustrations are now displayed as part of a larger montage on the perimeter hoarding of its development in Symonds Green, adjacent to the play area.

The development, part of the council’s ambitious target to deliver more social and affordable homes, is on track to provide an entirely social rented development of 29, one, two and three bed apartments which will be let to council tenants.

The children were given the opportunity to see their pictures for the first time this week. After seeing his picture unveiled, Eli from year 3, said: “I drew me on a slide because I love going down huge slides and making my hair all fuzzy.”

The Scarborough Avenue build is due for completion in the summer of 2022 and features a number of environmental enhancements, including being gas free with triple glazing, enhanced insulation and waste water heat recovery. The work forms part of the council’s wider target to build 500 homes by 2025.

Cllr Michael Downing, Member for Symonds Green Ward at Stevenage Borough Council said: “This was a great opportunity to provide a stage to display the creative talents of local pupils, as we deliver new social and affordable council rented homes in Stevenage. They have turned our hoardings into something that is bound to put a smile on the faces of passers-by. They should be very proud of the finished artwork.’’

For further information on the Scarborough Avenue development and other Stevenage Borough Council builds in progress, visit the Housing Development section.

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