Bosley Kids are Eco Winners
Published by Lucy Bradwell for The Regenda Group in Housing and also in Communities, Education
Martin Davies with the winners at Bosley St Mary's Primary School
A biomass centre and a solar power station were just some of the entries from children at Bosely St Mary’s Primary School in an eco competition organised by North West housing provider The Regenda Group.
The school, on Old Leek Road, has a well established Eco-Club and the children take a keen interest in protecting the environment. Bower Mattin Architects and The Regenda Group decided to set them the challenge of demonstrating how they would develop the village in the future, if they had the opportunity.
Martin Davies, Director of Development at Regenda said: “The results were fantastic and it’s clear that the children are passionate about the environment. They’ve come up with some excellent ideas and I think there are a number of budding architects for the future.”
Raj Barard, Deputy Head Teacher said: “We were delighted to be involved in this project and the children gained so much ‘hands on’ experience from working with the architects from Bower Mattin.”
The competition was divided into three categories according to year group and there was one overall winner.
Jeorgia Finch (9), winner of the Year 5 and 6 category for her eco home said: “I could hardly believe it when my friends told me that I’d won.”
Sam Brunt (9), who created a biomass centre and was the overall winner said: “I was very surprised when I won the overall competition. I got my inspiration from the architects.”
The prizes were presented to the winners by Martin Davies at a special school assembly.
Regenda and Bower Mattin Architects are undertaking community consultations about a proposed development of affordable housing at the site of the former Boars Leigh Restaurant in Bosley.
Joe Mattin, Director at Bower Mattin Partnership said: “Bower Mattin is committed to community involvement in the design and we plan to involve the children in the construction process once planning permission is granted.”