Youngsters’ artwork brightens up Bridgwater during work

Written by on July 31, 2021

ARTISTIC youngsters in Bridgwater have done their bit to brighten up the town during work on a major development.

The 26 designs from talented pupils have been selected in a competition run by Sedgemoor District Council and site contractors Willmott Dixon to decorate the section, directly opposite the school.

The children were asked to create hoarding designs showing the new Northgate Yard development and what they are most looking forward to when it opens.

The winning and runner up designs from each class are now on the hoardings, where they will remain throughout the construction process.


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Katie Penny, head teacher at Northgate Primary School, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this project.

“They are excited to see their designs professionally displayed on the hoardings and are fascinated by the construction project going on behind them.”

Bridgwater Mercury:

The winners from each class were:
Early Years Foundation – Xintong Y, age 5
Year 1: Faith R, age 6
Year 2: Sarah P, age 7
Year 3: Pedro AS, age 8
Year 4: Jake P, age 9
Year 5: Latisha H, age 9
Year 6: Lily W, age 11

Each class winner also received a family cinema voucher from Scotts Cinema for use in its current location before it moves to its state-of-the-art, seven-screen cinema in the new Northgate Yard development. 

Stuart Martin, Sedgemoor District Councils Northgate Yard project manager, said: “We are so impressed with the designs the children have created for the hoardings and really pleased they are able to be part of the exciting development.

“They are clearly excited and looking forward to being able to play in the playground in Brewery Field, go to the new cinema as well as the idea of bowling.

“We hope the winners and their families enjoy their cinema trips this summer and thank Scott Cinemas for generously providing family tickets as prizes.”

The multi million-pound Northgate Yard development will feature a seven-screen cinema, eight-lane bowling alley and sports bar, as well as multiple restaurants, and is due for completion in October 2022.  

The scheme will also feature outdoor meeting places and the adjacent green space, Brewery Field, will be enhanced to include an outdoor children’s play area and parkland with a pond and landscaped planting.

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