What home means to me

Pupils from Year 6 at Oughton Primary & Nursery School in Hitchin visited settle’s new development at John Barker Place on Tuesday (29 June) to see the artwork by them and other key stage 2 pupils, displayed on the hoarding surrounding the site.

The project was co-ordinated by settle and development partner Jarvis to encourage local children to think about what their community and home means to them.

Colleagues from settle, and Jarvis site manager, Chris Creighton congratulated the children on their achievement and gifted them and their teachers Mrs Smith and Ms. Fletcher with art supplies to thank them for their artwork.

Louise Gilbert, head of engagement at settle, said: “It was truly inspiring to see the incredible artwork completed and on display by the pupils at Oughton Primary & Nursery School.  Their drawings of ‘homes’ showed the children’s many talents, and their pride and achievement was evident. They all shared a sense of being excited by the work happening in their neighbourhood and admitted they like checking its progress. We’re really grateful for all their hard work and encourage residents to go along and see it for yourselves.”

The first two phases of the £20 million regeneration plans will include 83 new homes and two shops built by settle in partnership with Jarvis Contracting and is expected to be completed by summer 2023.

More updates on the development is on the settle website: www.settlegroup.org.uk/jbp

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