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Schoolchildren help bring new homes to life through art

Following a creative competition, pupils from Onslow St Audrey’s School have unveiled new artwork at Durkan Homes’ neighbouring Hatfield East development.

Students of all ages from the school and sixth form, situated in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, took part in an art competition organised by the developer in partnership with school staff. Durkan Homes gave pupils the opportunity to create imaginative artwork for its new show home at Hatfield East.

The shortlist of winners, including Luca, Lily, Gabriel and Ella, aged 12 to 17, now all have their work on display to visitors viewing the new development.

The overall winner, Luca, created a digital drawing centered around an astronaut. Prizes included Amazon vouchers and art packs, in addition to having artwork on display influencing the interior look of Durkan’s new show home.

Bill Beyzade, Managing Director at Durkan Homes, said: “We always work hard to connect with the communities we create new homes in. It’s been good fun to organise this competition with Onslow St Audrey’s School while we build our Hatfield East site.

“The artwork created has been brilliant and it’s been good to see the pupils really get involved and show their creativity. We’re looking forward to hearing what visitors think about the pieces on display.”

Dan Ledster, Onslow St Audrey’s school, commented: “It’s great that our school was invited to be part of this exciting art project with the team at Durkan.

“Our pupils have been able to show their creative and innovative approach to design, which we are proud to embed as part of our curriculum. It’s great to see the artwork on display in the homes and for our pupils to be part of the development as it takes shape.”

Luca, 14, Astronaut piece

Luca, 14, Astronaut piece

Lily, 12, Orange Lighthouse

Gabriel, 14, Drone Site & School- IMAGE THUMBNAIL

Gabriel, 14, Drone Site & School

Ella, 17, Texture Piece

Ella, 17, Texture Piece

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