Morden Primary School children's artwork on display at Haig Housing Construction Site, Parry Court

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Children from Morden Primary School’s Year 4 and 5 have taken part in a unique initiative with the Haig Housing Trust.

Opposite the school in Morden, south London lies one of the Trusts’ current development sites, Parry Court, where 8 new, single bed-roomed homes are being built by Collier Contracts Limited.

Haig Housing and Collier recently embarked on an initiative to raise awareness of the site in conjunction with the school, with a selection of Year 4 and 5 pupils producing a colour painting on board. These have all now been fixed to site hoardings providing an impressive display of 50 separate paintings.

This has been officially opened this morning at the school with an informal presentation in their classroom attended by the Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, local St Helier Ward Councillors, Dennis Pearce and Jerome Neil, Managing Director of Collier, Mr Amarbir Sandhu and Chief Executive of Haig Housing, Brigadier James Richardson MBE.

This was followed by a visit by the children in the company of the above dignitaries together with the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme mascot, ‘Honor Goodsite’ to the site and to view what has become a local public art display, before returning, reluctantly, to their morning’s lessons.

James Richardson, Chief Executive of Haig Housing, said at the event, “We are excited to be building affordable homes for veterans here in Morden and appreciate everyone’s support. It is fantastic to meet our neighbouring school children and receive their wonderful paintings to brighten up our building site. I have already reserved a painting from the head teacher when they come down!”