Ashby's Western Park inspires winning entry in school art competition


The Measham-based company invited youngsters to use their artistic talents to create artwork depicting the things they love most about the town.

And after careful consideration, the judges awarded first prize to Caitlin Bradley, 10, a pupil at the town’s Ashby Willesley Primary School, for her drawing of Western Park.

Her winning entry shows the park in all its tree-lined glory, with a dog walker strolling across the grass in the distance.

Caitlin received a £50 book voucher for herself and £200 worth of art supplies for her school from Bloor Homes.

David Kennefick, Sales Manager for Bloor Homes Midlands, said: “As a developer, we pride ourself on building communities, not just homes, so we really enjoyed having the opportunity to hear what local children love most about where they live.

“We were overwhelmed by the response from the local primary schools and we were very impressed by the quality of the artwork produced by the children. It was a difficult decision to select a winner, but we felt that Caitlin’s entry really captured the delights of this wonderful market town.

“We hope the pupils enjoyed taking part in the competition and that they will use their new painting and drawing materials to create even more impressive artwork in the future.”

Angela Parkes, a teacher at Ashby Willesley Primary School, said: “We think it’s really important for our pupils to have pride in their school and their town so we were delighted to get involved in Bloor’s Perfect Place competition.

“The children really enjoyed working on their drawings and we are delighted that Caitlin’s entry was chosen as the winner.”

Located just off Moira Road at the western end of the village, Ash Tree Fields is a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Five homes are currently available at the development, with prices ranging from £335,000 to £399,950.

For more information please call 01530 560363 or viist the sales centre from 10am - 5pm daily.