Pupils in south Warwickshire given the chance to create their own local landmark

The judges are now deciding which design will be commissioned

Pupils at Lighthorne Heath Primary School have been invited to get creative and take part in the ‘Design a Monument’ Competition
Pupils at Lighthorne Heath Primary School have been invited to get creative and take part in the ‘Design a Monument’ Competition

Pupils at Lighthorne Heath Primary School have been given the chance to create their own local landmark.

Housing developers Taylor Wimpey, David Wilson Homes and Barratt Homes gave the school some Lego for the ‘Design a Monument’ competition and asked youngsters to think about what their community’s history means to them, then build or draw a monument design.

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The local parish, as well as the housebuilders, are now taking time to review the 66 fantastic entries before announcing the winner and commissioning the monument design.

Headteacher Jill Manley said: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes for this exciting opportunity.

“The housebuilder’s monument competition was not only a great way of getting the pupils creative, but also a fantastic way to engage the children in local history too. The children really enjoyed building and drawing their designs.”