SCHOOLCHILDREN in Herefordshire have come up with a name for a new street.

Connexus, a housing group in Herefordshire and Shropshire, tasked kids at Ledbury Primary School with thinking of a new name for a 93-home site on the outskirts of the town.

The Full Pitcher site, which should be finished by next summer, wanted a name that would celebrate and honour the jubilee year, with the Queen marking 70 years on the throne.

The children put their heads together and came up with some creative name suggestions.

A panel from the Connexus development team chose the winner but were so impressed with the other ideas that they also decided to name two of the homes at the main entrance to the site.

The winning street name is Platinum Way, with one home being dubbed Duke House and the other Monarch House.

Laura Fox, assistant development manager at Connexus, said: "With this year being so special we thought it would be a great idea to give the local children a chance to name a part of where they live.

"Teaming up with the Ledbury Primary School was a great way to run the competition and get local kids involved."

Alongside Connexus, on-site contractor Jehu Group gave the school £150 worth of Amazon vouchers .

Headteacher Julie Rees said: "We're delighted to the receive the vouchers from Connexus and Jehu Group.

"We'll be putting these to good use, buying books for the school library.

"Pupils of all ages across the school were able to get involved in the competition, which ties in with the work we've been doing around the Queen's reign – there are displays all around the school and the hall is decorated with bunting.

"We've also been celebrating the upcoming Jubilee in a number of other ways, including the Queen's Green Canopy tree planting ceremony and a platinum pudding competition."

She added: "Many thanks must go to our school council, aged from five to 11, who worked so hard on the competition, and to the house captains who represented our pupils at the presentation ceremony."