A GROUP of imaginative pupils have won first prize in a garden design competition and seen their creative idea brought to life at CALA Homes’ development in Shipston-on-Stour.

Cameron Black and Oscar Neale, Year 9 pupils at Shipston High School, created a scheme for the ‘Design a Garden’ competition for CALA Homes’ Foxgloves development in Shipston-on-Stour, complete with locally sourced Cotswold stone paving slabs.

The designs were submitted to an independent judging panel, who selected the winning design.

The winning design, which includes raised vegetable and flower beds, spotlights and a swinging chair has now been used by landscape gardeners, Dovetail Group to create a garden at CALA Homes’ development off Campden Road.

Gill Sabin, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (Midlands), said: “The quality of the entries was fantastic, all the children showed great imagination and put a lot of thought into the different elements needed to create a scheme.

"Choosing a winner was extremely difficult but Cameron and Oscar designed something truly unique and the new purchasers are over the moon with their new garden.

“The great thing about this project is that it is not just a theoretical exercise. The pupils will get to see their design taken from concept to creation and be enjoyed by a family at Foxgloves for many years to come.”

In addition to seeing their winning design bought to life at CALA Home’s Foxgloves development, Cameron and Oscar also each received £80 in leisure gift vouchers. Certificates were also sent to all participating pupils.

Gavin Saunders, headteacher at Shipston High School, comments: “The pupils were really excited about the competition and the chance to see their design created in real life really spurred them on.

"Cameron and Oscar are absolutely delighted with their prizes and were excited to see the final design bought to life at Foxgloves.”