Housing Hartlepool reward local children
Issued on behalf of and approved by Housing Hartlepool
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HOUSING HARTLEPOOL REWARD LOCAL CHILDREN
Housing Hartlepool has joined forces with The Three Rivers Housing Association to reward youngsters who took part in a community art project
The presentation lunch, which took place on Tuesday July 3, was held at Housing Hartlepool’s office in Stranton.
As part of the neighbourhood management agreement, youngsters at Ward Jackson County Primary School and St. Joseph's Primary School took part in the project entitled, ‘Where we live, how we see things’.
The aim of the project was to encourage school children from the town’s Burbank estate to demonstrate through art how they see the area they live in. Recognising the hard work and achievements of the pupils involved, the event was attended by students, teachers and parents from the two local schools.
Particularly focusing on housing on the estate, the competition entries could be submitted in the form of a model, a drawing or a written piece of text. Receiving a trophy and £50 Argos voucher, Jennifer Rooney from Ward Jackson and Edward Moreton from St. Joseph’s both walked away with the top prize.
Alongside a trophy, those who came in second were rewarded with £30 voucher, and those in third place from each school received £20 voucher. Due to the overwhelming response to the competition, four additional merit prizes were donated by the food Co-op in Burbank.
The awards were presented by Andy Powell, Director of Housing Hartlepool, and the Chief Executive of The Three Rivers Housing Association, Martin Knowles.
Eddie Price, Resident Participation Officer for Housing Hartlepool, said: “Housing Hartlepool designed the project in an attempt to involve the area’s youngsters in their community. We received an overwhelming response to the competition and the standard of entrants was extremely high.
“‘Where we live, how we see things’ was an ideal way for us to see the region through innocent eyes. We can learn a lot from the children’s views and observations of the area in which they live.”
All competition entries are expected to be displayed in the Housing Hartlepool office.
Housing Hartlepool was set up in March 2004 to take over the ownership and management of the Council's rented housing stock following a positive ballot by tenants. It is a not for profit charitable organisation.
Housing Hartlepool is run by a voluntary board that consists of four tenant members, four council nominees and four independent people.
The company manages 7,000 properties throughout the Hartlepool area and surrounding villages. These range from five-bedroom family houses to flats for single people. In addition there is a wide range of bungalows and sheltered housing complexes for the elderly.
The housing service is provided from three neighbourhood-based offices.
For more information, go to: www.housinghartlepool.org.uk
Andy Powell from Housing Hartlepool and Martin Knowles from theThree River Housing Association with winning children