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Pupil leaves lasting legacy in Rothwell

12 November 2020

A nine-year-old has won a competition to name a new Persimmon Homes development in Rothwell.

Persimmon Homes Midlands invited children from Rothwell Junior School to name its latest site, with student Cohen Rush suggesting ‘Woodland Valley’. Cohen received a prize of a gift card and was invited to visit the development with some of his friends, to find out from site manager Jim Wilkinson how new houses are built. The children were able to see a range of construction vehicles in action and learned about the importance of safety on building sites.

Bridget Leder, from Rothwell Junior School, said: “Cohen was absolutely thrilled that his name was chosen. We encourage our pupils to take an active interest in their community and this seemed like a brilliant project to do just that. The children had great fun in thinking up names for the development and were excited when Persimmon put up their Woodland Valley signage boards. It is very rewarding to know they have played their part in the history of Rothwell.”

The development is planned to deliver a selection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes to suit a range of local buyers. Claire Dearsley, sales director, added: “We love to work alongside the communities in which we build, so we were thrilled when Rothwell Junior School helped name our new site. Cohen’s name was absolutely perfect for this site, inspired by the wonderful nearby countryside. All of the streets on the development have woodland themed names and we have carried this through into the design of our showhome, using lots of natural colours and materials.”

Visit the Woodland Valley website to find out more.

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