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Gingerbread sprinkles festive cheer at Langdon Park School


With the Hill Group, the developers for the Teviot estate, Year 7 students spread festive cheer at Langdon Park School by participating in a Christmas gingerbread competition.

Each student was given the task of designing their very own magical Christmas village scene.

All entries were carefully judged, with a winner and two runner ups being chosen to have their designs transformed into a 3D gingerbread model village by Alastair Hawken from the award-winning bakery, Hawkens Gingerbread.

Helping create their magical sweet villages was talented competition winner Marwane Rami, 1st runner-up, Rayan Uddin and 2nd runner-up, Aleena Uddin.

The gingerbread village has been donated by Langdon Park School to local charity, Neighbours in Poplar, which supplies meals and support to the elderly and homeless.

Andy Fancy, Regional Managing Director at Hill said:

“This competition has been a fantastic way to engage with the children at Langdon Park School and the local community at Teviot. This is just one of many exciting events that we hope to continue holding for the local community.”

Paul Dooley, Director of Development & Regeneration, for Poplar HARCA said:

“This has been a wonderful way to create some festive excitement for all the children at Langdon Park School, and we have been really impressed by some of the fantastic designs. Special thanks goes to all the staff and children for taking part and a special well done to Marwane Rami for his winning design.”

Nick Langham Headteacher at Langdon Park School said:

“All of our Year 7 students have thoroughly enjoyed getting into the festive spirit and creating some really wonderful gingerbread designs. We are donating the gingerbread village to our local charity, ‘Neighbours in Poplar’, which supplies meals and support to the elderly and homeless in Poplar. They deliver food packages, and on 17th December, and  will be hosting a Christmas meal for all their clients. We have worked with the charity for many years, and seeing this creation will be a wonderful surprise.”

The Christmas gingerbread competition is just one of the wide range of community-focused projects that Poplar HARCA and Hill Group are initiating within the Teviot estate. Social value benefits that will be delivered as part of the development include employment and training opportunities, Community Chest Funding for local organisations, enhancing community facilities and contributing to existing services.


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