Dorset pupils give inspiration for new development name

Pupils from a Dorset Primary school have been rewarded after helping to provide the name of a new housing development.

The Sea Turtles class from Archbishop Wake Primary School, aged from six to seven, were tasked by one of the country’s leading prestige house builders, Charles Church South Coast to suggest names for the new site in Blandford Forum.

The person who gave the name closest to the new development name was rewarded with a £20 WHSmith voucher while the class received a £200 voucher.

Sasha, aged seven, from Blandford, helped Charles Church South Coast to decide on the name Beaumont Park.

Jo Hicks, head teacher of Archbishop Wake Primary School said: “It has been fantastic to get the children involved in a fun, but stimulating competition.

“It’s been enjoyable to work on the creation of a new development name and the pupils have had an opportunity to learn more about the housing industry.

“We are sincerely grateful for our vouchers that will go towards providing the pupils with a variety of reading and writing material.

Rob Allen, sales director of Charles Church South Coast, was delighted with the feedback and the way the pupils set about the task.

He said: “The pupils have obviously worked very hard at this competition and the name suggestions were brilliant.

“We tested the pupils to bring a geographical and historical criterion into their name suggestion and they have risen to the challenge and done an excellent job.

“Many of the ideas produced by the children gave us the creative inspiration for Beaumont Park, but Sasha’s suggestion was closest to the name chosen.

“While we didn’t use any of the names suggested Chalres Church is very proud of the way the competition helped to decide the name, as it’s important we link with local schools and colleges.”

Jo, added: “I can’t thank Rob and everyone at Charles Church enough for involving us in this project and I hope the link between us continues to grow.”