Children’s wildlife artwork goes on display at new housing development in Calverton

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School children in Calverton have expressed their wildlife-themed artistic flair, supporting a new housing development in the village.

More than 350 children at Manor Park Infant and Nursery School and Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School created works of art to reflect the road names at the new Forest View development. 

The Persimmon Homes site will feature Kestrel, Shrew and Goshawk Close, Stag Drive, Yellowhammer, Pheasant and Squirrel Way, Owl and Butterfly Lane and ChiffChaff Crescent. 

Each class was given a different street name and created their interpretations of the names. The school then selected one drawing from each class to be displayed at the new 341-home development.  

Headteacher at Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School, Sally Maddison, said: “This has been a really creative and informative project, which has captured the children’s imaginations. Most of the birds and animals are familiar to the children but some of the birds required more research, which added to the enjoyment. 

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“This was a joint project between the junior and infant school and helps to engage the children with the new community being built in their village and strengthen their understanding of wildlife animals.”

Persimmon Homes is displaying the selected artwork in its show home garden and offered particular praise to Freya, age 11, for her impressively accurate pheasant drawing. 

Ben Felton, managing director for Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “We were impressed with the effort and accuracy of the children’s artwork. They have clearly expressed a talent using a variety of artistic techniques.

“All of the works of art were fantastic, but we decided to choose Freya’s pheasant as our overall winner. Her detailed drawing and use of feathers for a 3D effect, really stood out for us.

“We are proud to be displaying all of the artwork in our show home garden.”

The Forest View development features a selection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes and will incorporate 70 affordable properties. The development’s five-bedroom Corfe show home recently opened which features the pupil’s artwork in the garden. 

For more information on the Forest View development visit or call 0115 666 2072.

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