CHILDREN from Leominster Primary School have helped decorate the hoarding around a housing scheme for veterans in Leominster.

More than 50 children entered the design competition, organised by housing provider Stonewater.

The winning artworks created by Holly Pugh, Wiktoria Labuda, Elise Hancock, Lilly Whippman and Kacey Talbot are on display at the development, which is expected to be completed later this year

Nine veterans are receiving training and support working with contractor J Harper & Sons to build the 19 homes on Waterworks Lane.

As well as gaining valuable skills, the veterans working on site will also be able to rent one of the homes.

The community self-build project has received a great amount of support from local businesses and organisations. For Stonewater, the competition was a great opportunity to educate the children on how communities can work together to overcome any challenges in their area.

Deputy head Helen Rees said: “As a school we were delighted to be involved in this great opportunity to work on this fantastic community self-build project.

"It gave our children the chance to contribute to the Leominster community and learn about the how communities can work together and the contributions our service personnel make.”