Pupils help spread festive cheer in Brackley

(L-R) Bracken Leas Primary School Deputy Headteacher Mrs Jan Lay (left) and Taylor Wimpey Sales Executive Toni Webster (right) with the winners of the Christmas Tree Decoration Design competition Leah Tustian (2nd place prize winner, aged 11), Dylan Mann (3rd place prize winner, aged 6) and Marc Hurd (1st place prize winner, aged 10) at Taylor Wimpey's Earls Manor development in Brackley. Picture by Andrew Carpenter. NNL-151012-102908001
(L-R) Bracken Leas Primary School Deputy Headteacher Mrs Jan Lay (left) and Taylor Wimpey Sales Executive Toni Webster (right) with the winners of the Christmas Tree Decoration Design competition Leah Tustian (2nd place prize winner, aged 11), Dylan Mann (3rd place prize winner, aged 6) and Marc Hurd (1st place prize winner, aged 10) at Taylor Wimpey's Earls Manor development in Brackley. Picture by Andrew Carpenter. NNL-151012-102908001

Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey have hosted a competition to help schoolchildren in Brackley some spread Christmas cheer.

The national firm is building high quality homes at its Earls Manor development on Radstone Road and encouraged pupils from Bracken Leas Primary School to get their creative juices flowing by taking part in a Christmas-themed competition.

The youngsters brief was to design Christmas tree decorations that could be hung on the tree in the sales centre at Earls Manor and the pupils who created the best designs, recieved £45 worth of gift vouchers as a prize for their efforts.

Colin Gynn, headteacher at Bracken Leas Primary School, said: “It’s always great to spread the Christmas cheer, and our pupils were delighted to take part in Taylor Wimpey’s Christmas tree decoration design competition.

“We’re all very proud of all of the fantastic decorations that our pupils entered into the competition, and hope that they bring festive cheer to everyone that sees them!”

Gift vouchers were given to the first, second and third place winners of the competition to congratulate them on their spectacular designs.

Taking home the top prize was ten-year-old Marc Hurd, with Leah Tustain, 11, coming second and six-year-old Dylan Mann in third.

Lucie Grundy, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands said: “Children love the run up to Christmas and decorating the tree is one of the most exciting parts-that’s why we decided to host our Christmas decorations competition. The pupils did a fantastic job and we would like to say a big thank you to the school for taking part and we hope the children enjoyed creating their decorations as much as we enjoy looking at them”.

The selection of three and four-bedroom homes currently on sale at Earls Manor starting from just £299,995.