Pupil's welcome card helps make a house a home at Wicken Lea

A creative pupil at Newport Primary School has been awarded first prize in a design competition launched by CALA Homes.

CALA Homes 28 January 2019

Key stage two pupils were tasked with designing a ‘welcome to your new home’ card for purchasers at CALA Homes’ Wicken Lea development in Newport. The designs were submitted to an independent judging panel, who selected Tabitha, who is in the Otter class, as the winner. 
 
In addition to seeing her winning design bought to life, Tabitha also received a £50 gift voucher while two runners up each received a £25 gift card for their designs. Certificates were also sent to all participating pupils to congratulate them for their hard work and creativity. 
 
Chris Roads, Sales and Marketing Director for CALA Homes (North Home Counties), said: “At CALA Homes, we are committed to creating a positive legacy in the communities in which we build, and working together with local schools such as Newport Primary School is just one way we try to achieve this.
 
“We were thrilled with the hard work and dedication shown by all the pupils and choosing one winner from all the amazing designs was an incredibly difficult task. Tabitha’s bright and colourful design particularly caught our eye and we know it will be a lovely way to welcome new homeowners at Wicken Lea. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the pupils who took part.”
 
Keeley Chandler, Deputy Head Teacher at Newport Primary School, comments: “The pupils were extremely excited to take part in the design competition with CALA Homes and couldn’t wait to put pen to paper. We are incredibly proud of the creativity shown by all the pupils and would like to thank CALA for the children’s prizes and certificates. Tabitha is very excited to see her design bought to life at Wicken Lea.”
 
An impressive development of three, four and five bedroom family homes, Wicken Lea is located to the north of the thriving village of Newport and is accessed off Bury Water Lane. Newport is two miles south of the medieval market town of Saffron Walden in Essex and just 41 miles north of Central London, making it perfect for those families looking for a work-life balance. 
 
The village has a good range of local amenities, including Newport Primary School, Joyce Frankland Academy, convenience store, doctors’ surgery and pharmacy, parish church and a railway station with direct trains running to London (1hr 1m) and Cambridge (24 mins). 
 
To register your interest or for further information about Wicken Lea, please call 01799 667 182 or visit www.cala.co.uk