Prestatyn schoolchildren help choose new street name
The history and geography of Prestatyn provided the inspiration for pupils who have been helping to choose the name for a new street near their school.
Wales and West Housing asked children at Ysgol Penmorfa to come up with ideas for a road name where 10 of their new homes will be located off Grosvenor Road.
Encouraging the children to research their local area, a postbox was left in the classroom for names to be put forward and a shortlist of seven was drawn up.
These included seaside themed names Ffordd Cefnfor (Ocean Road) and Ffordd y Mor (Sea Road) and two linked to law and order, Ffordd Llys (Court Road) and Ffordd cyfiawnder (Justice Road), taking their name from the former Prestatyn Magistrates Court which the new homes are replacing.
But the most popular name among the children, aged 8-9, was Ffordd Penmorfa.
Teacher Liz Alexander said: “The children had lots of fun coming up with the names and it helped them to learn more about the area where they live at the same time.
“The name they have come up with will serve as a permanent reminder of their work and creativity, which is fantastic, and we’re very grateful to Wales & West Housing for asking us to be involved.”
Wales & West Housing presented the school with a new iPad as a thank you to the children for their help.
“The children had lots of fun coming up with the names and it helped them to learn more about the area where they live at the same time.”
Liz Alexander, Ysgol Penmorfa teacher
Development officer Alison Hammans said: “We’re always keen to involve the local community as much as possible when we build new homes and we’re delighted that the children have taken time to help with the naming of this new development in Prestatyn.”
20 energy-efficient Wales & West Housing homes are being built off Victoria Road, featuring a mix of apartments and two bed family houses. The development is expected to be completed this summer.