Merry Christmas from Bentley
(Front centre) Competition winner Zuzanna Mroz alongside runners up with teaching assistant and school receptionist Sandie Walkden (back left) and Keepmoat’s Sarah Booth (back right)
Bentley New Village Primary School pupils got into the Christmas spirit when housing developer Keepmoat asked them to design its Christmas card.
The Doncaster-based company approached the school as it is currently developing 137 two, three and four bedroom homes in Bentley.
The 300-strong school was happy to help as part of their end of year classes, as children of all ages learnt about the history of Christmas cards.
Paul Scotting, Inclusion Manager at the school, helped to organise the competition and, with the help of Headteacher Lynne Donald, narrowed down the 250 entries to a shortlist of seven.
The winner, Zuzanna Mroz aged five, was presented with a gift to open on Christmas Day and 500 Christmas cards have been sent out by Keepmoat Homes in Yorkshire featuring her design.
Paul Scotting, of Bentley New Village Primary School, said: “All the children really enjoyed this project.
“We talked through the history of Christmas cards with the pupils then they went away and designed them at home.
“We had about 250 entries and it was really difficult to select the shortlist.
“The winner of the competition will be delighted to know that her design is bringing Christmas greetings to so many people across Yorkshire.”
The end of term assembly also saw the runners up presented with gifts and the whole school was given sweets by Keepmoat as a thank you for taking part.
The cards designed by the rest of the pupils will also be put to good use, having been sent to friends and family as part of their school projects.
Sarah Booth, Assistant Partnership Manager at Keepmoat, who chose the winner, said: “It was incredibly difficult to select a winner, but we think Zuzanna’s design incorporated everything that is great about Christmas.
“It was brilliant to be able to send a card that had been designed by children living close to one of our developments.
“People have already commented on how lovely the card is.”
Keepmoat Homes is currently developing 137 homes at Evergreen in Bentley with house prices ranging from £95,176 on the Help to Buy scheme for a two bedroom home to £156,995 for a four-bedroom home.
For more information on new homes at Evergreen, please visit Keepmoat’s sales office and show home at Evergreen, end of The Avenue, Bentley, DN5 0QB between 10.00am and 5.00pm Thursday to Monday. Alternatively, please call Keepmoat’s home sales executive on 01302 638 579 or visit www.keepmoat.com.
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