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Kilrea Primary School Children Draw their Dream Home

Published: Wed, 18 Mar 2015
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The winning entry at Crossroads Primary School was P6 pupil Patrick McGill.  His ‘My Dream Home’ drawing showed great imagination with a pet unicorn and Santa Claus on his sleigh. He is pictured with his class
Crossroads dream home
Local school children from three schools in Kilrea recently took part in our “My Dream Home” competition.  
The competition is part of a programme of events to help decide if new social or affordable housing is needed in the Kilrea area.
Pupils from Kilrea Primary School, St Columba’s Primary School and Crossroads Primary School all took part.
Mark Alexander, our Causeway Area Manager, explained:
“We are encouraging anyone in housing need to register with us. Often in rural areas people do not register as they feel they will have little chance of being housed in their local area. However, this leads to a situation where no new homes are ever provided because there is no apparent need.”
“As well as a drawing sheet, each child was given a leaflet for their parent or guardian encouraging anyone in genuine housing need to come forward.  The standard of drawings was very high.
“While we might not be able to provide all of the great features designed by the children like swimming pools, slides and game rooms, identifying that there is a need is the first step on the road to providing decent homes where they are needed.
“I would encourage anyone in housing need in the Kilrea area to register before March 20 by ringing 02871 306169.”  
We would like to thank the pupils for their help in organising the competition.  The winners were Aoife McTaggart, Patrick McGill and Naomi Gordon.
Naomi Gordon, who was winner at Kilrea Primary School.
Kilrea Dream Home Competition
P5 pupil Aoife McTaggart who won the ‘My Dream Home’ competition at St Columba’s Primary School.
St Columba Dream Home Competition