Redrow's 'Archi-tots' hunt launched in Leeds and Selby
We have launched our latest ‘Archi-tots’ competition, which is open to pupils aged four to nine years old, in the Leeds and Selby districts. Not only will the best design be incorporated into one of our nearby developments, but the lucky winner will receive £250.
Replacing stairs with slides, or installing a glorious chocolate fountain in the kitchen are some of the bright and inventive ideas that could be submitted, or perhaps a soft play area in the gardens for friends to play or maybe games room of the future.
The competition is being launched via primary schools closest to our new developments within the Leeds and Selby districts, including The Poplars and Aspen Park, both in Garforth; The Green and Woodlands, two neighbouring developments in Horsforth, The Hawthorns, just off the Leeds ring road, and Saxon Gardens, in Sherburn in Elmet. Other school are welcome, and encouraged, to get involved.
As we eagerly anticipate receiving a range of fascinating entries, teachers are being encouraged to harness the design skills of their pupils. After the competition closes and judging takes place, the winning child and his or her classmates will also be invited to visit their nearest Redrow development to see how the latest design skills are put into practice.
Patsy Aicken, sales director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire), said: “We’re thrilled to be launching this competition, which is open to all children aged four to nine who attend a primary school or live within the catchment area of Leeds or Selby district.
“Any local schools who’d like their pupils to participate can get in touch with us for more information or download an entry pack from our website.”
Imaginative youngsters have until 5.30pm on Thursday 20 December, 2018, to submit their entries and be in with a chance of being named our Leeds area Archi-tot.
A similar competition has already been run to great success in Wakefield and York, with further prizes up for grabs in the Huddersfield area later this year. The winner of each area heat will then go forward to compete for the supreme Yorkshire Archi-tot title. The overall prize will include the opportunity to spend time with the technical team at our regional headquarters in Wakefield, discovering what being a real-life architect entails.
“Here at Redrow, we’re extremely committed to bringing young people into construction and are recognised by the industry for our training excellence and apprenticeship programme,” Patsy added.
“This competition is a great way to celebrate the creative talent of local youngsters. Who knows, we could even put in a good word for the winner to become one of our new apprentices in a few years’ time!”
Teachers and parents can find out more about the competition and download an entry form at https://www.redrow.co.uk/promo/archi-tots-leeds