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Debenham: School children help pick street name River Close

09:30 26 March 2014

Primary school children have worked in class to come up with names for a new road leading to a development. Left to right, Kathryn Wood and Emily Foster-Russell.

Primary school children have worked in class to come up with names for a new road leading to a development. Left to right, Kathryn Wood and Emily Foster-Russell.

In years to come they will be able to walk past a road and remember back to their time at school.

Primary school children have worked in class to come up with names for a new road leading to a development.Primary school children have worked in class to come up with names for a new road leading to a development.

That is because the Year 3 pupils from Sir Robert Hitcham School, in Debenham, have helped choose the name of River Close, which leads to a new development.

The class of eight and nine-year-olds were given the task when Debenham Parish Council struggled to come up with their own suggestions, according to teacher Charlotte Adie, 31.

So when councillor and parent Gina Helm contacted the school, the children quickly set to work coming up with ideas.

“In the class we have been finding out about what’s around us in the world and in the village – we are looking at the facilities that are here and taking it forward by looking at the country in relation to that,” Mrs Adie said.

“We started with a big brainstorm and asked them for names. They came back with about 25 which they had thought of.”

The list was eventually whittled down to six which were then sent to the parish council to make the final decision.

Mrs Adie said: “They were very excited by the whole process. I said to them it’s something that they will be able to look at in years’ time and say ‘I helped name that road’.”

The names given to the council were Oaktree Drive, Daffodil Drive, Lavender Lane, Hazelnut Drive, River Close and Lily Pad Lane.

Richard Blackwell, chairman of the council, said: “We chose one of the six that came to us and we were very pleased that we did.

“It’s a great way of involving the children who are going to be the future of the village.

“Clearly from the feedback we received they got quite excited about it.”

The vote was split between Daffodil Close and River Close with Mr Blackwell having the deciding vote and opting for the latter name.

The road will link to a new flats development off Low Road, at the site of the old village garage.

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