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Alban Wood Primary School pupils in Watford pick up Watford Community Housing Trust trophies for community ideas
Four Watford primary school pupils have won trophies from Watford Community Housing Trust after taking part in an art competition about how to make their community better.
The Trust’s community organisers, Roy Martin and Caroline O’Leary, asked children at Alban Wood School to produce artwork which expresses how they feel about the Woodside area.
Megan Harris, 9, who was one of four winners, said: "I really enjoyed doing this because you had to think of your own ideas and it’s nice to be listened to.
"I was talking about all the litter and the teenagers hanging around on the street. I thought we could have some more clubs for them."
The competition was held as part of a wider project which is asking Woodside residents how the community can be improved.
Caroline O’Leary, Community Organiser at Watford Community Housing Trust, said: "I was really impressed with the entries we received, not just from the winners but from all the children who took part. It was clear that they really care about the area and have fantastic ideas about how to make it better for everyone. The great thing is we can now work together to make some of these ideas a reality."
Another winner, Portia Baidou, 9, added: "It would be nice to know that your ideas have helped the community."
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