Back in the Spring, in conjunction with Shepway District Council, Jenner visited Sandgate Primary School and asked them whether they would like to create some paintings to brighten up the hoardings outside the Military Road, Folkestone site. The school is located a ten minute walk from the site and many of the children pass it on their way to class each day.
Steph Harris, Marketing Manager, met with the budding artists, aged between 7 and 11 to reveal the theme of the project – ‘My Dream Home’ – in which they were asked to paint what they considered their perfect home to look like.
The results were impressive, they ranged from a mansion and Pokemon home to one with a swimming pool on the roof and a beach front home.
The paintings were mounted on the hoardings last week and on Tuesday 18th July, we invited the School and students to visit their paintings in situ. The students were greeted by Cllr Jenny Hollingsbee, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities and Adrian Hammond, Housing Strategy Manager from Shepway DC as well as the Jenner Site Team.
The students were delighted to see their paintings on the hoardings and after a commemorative photo, the students got the chance for a sneak peek into the Military Road site, seeing the new homes in progress.
Nick Barnes, Construction Director and Contract Manager for the project, said “Military Road will be providing homes for the local people of Folkestone, so naturally we invited the future of the town to brighten up our hoardings. We hope that Sandgate Primary and the community enjoy seeing the artwork as they pass the site”.
Jenner would like to thank Brewers for their contributions to the materials for the project.