Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Youngsters with an Eye for Design

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Youngsters with an Eye for Design

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ANORTH East homebuilder says it is on a mission to unearth young design talent in the region by putting its newest development showhome into the hands of school pupils.

Year five and six pupils from North Park Primary School, in Spennymoor, County Durham, are being given the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild with a chance to design the children's bedroom of Dunelm Homes newest showhome at the Thinford Gardens development in the town, due to open this spring.

To kick-start the design project, pupils aged nine-11 took part in a two-hour workshop organised by Dunelm Homes to learn more about what their design must include and what extras they could add to make each room really stand out.

Sales adviser Sylvia Oldham said: "It's interesting to get insight from the younger generation on what they feel is missing from current trends in bedroom design.

"Unfortunately, I don't quite think we'll be able to install a whirlpool bath in the children's bedroom of our new showhome but we were excited to see and hear some of the fantastic ideas the pupils were coming up with during our design workshop. …

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