Pupils are winners with dream homes

Children from Rasharkin PS who entered a Dream Home competition along with one of the winners and their classmate Abigail Hanna
Children from Rasharkin PS who entered a Dream Home competition along with one of the winners and their classmate Abigail Hanna

Local school children in Armoy and Rasharkin recently took part in the Housing Executive’s “My Dream Home” competition.

The competition is part of a programme of events to help decide if new social or affordable housing is needed in rural areas.

Winner at Armoy PS was Summer Adams who is pictured with Mr Dunlop, principal, and Breige Mullaghan, Housing Executive manager in Ballymoney. INBM 15-15  Armoy PS

Winner at Armoy PS was Summer Adams who is pictured with Mr Dunlop, principal, and Breige Mullaghan, Housing Executive manager in Ballymoney. INBM 15-15 Armoy PS

Pupils from the local areas took part in the competition and the standard was very high.

Housing Executive Area Manager, Mark Alexander, explained: “Often in rural areas people do not register as they feel they will have little chance of being housed in their local area. However, this leads to a situation where no new homes are ever provided because there is no apparent need.”

“Each child was given a leaflet for their parent or guardian encouraging anyone in genuine housing need to come forward.

“While we might not be able to provide all of the great features designed by the children like swimming pools, slides and game rooms, identifying that there is a need is the first step on the road to providing decent homes where they are needed.

The Winner at Armoy PS was Summer Adams and Abigail Hanna was the winner at Rasharkin Primary School.