Schoolchildren name new roads on Thornbury housing development

April 28 2017

PUPILS at Manorbrook Primary School in Thornbury have chosen names for roads on one of the new housing schemes in the town.

PUPILS at Manorbrook Primary School in Thornbury have chosen names for roads on one of the new housing schemes in the town.

The children voted for their favourites from a list of names for the Park Farm development put forward by housebuilder David Wilson Homes.

Each reflected the site’s medieval and agricultural history, with Buttercup Meadow, Deer Park and Haybob Way proving the most popular.

Deer Park is significant as Edward Stafford, the third Duke of Buckingham, applied for a licence to create a 1,500 acre deer park in the area in the 16th century. 

Jurgen Bowering, of David Wilson Homes, attended an assembly at the school to present certificates in thanks for the contribution made. 

Headteacher Darren Stanley said: “It’s fantastic that our pupils have had the opportunity to influence the changes happening in their community. 

“The naming of the roads involved the whole school and the children were really excited to be involved. We also used the project as an opportunity to revisit our teachings on road safety and local history.”