Larkhall schoolchildren share vision for future community

PRIMARY school children in Larkhall have created a time capsule to be opened in 2222 as part of a series of activities to mark the beginning of Living by Robertson’s build of a 128-home development at Seven Hills.

The children from Hareleeshill Primary School also drew how they imagine homes will look in the future. The pupils envisioned slides for stairs, kitchens with sweetie conveyor belts, and self-cleaning bedrooms!

The completed artworks have been collated together to create a vision of a neighbourhood community in 2222 that will be displayed on 6ft high boards around the Seven Hills construction site at Borland Avenue which the children will pass as they walk to school.

As well as the colourful pictures, the time capsule will also contain information about Larkhall to help its finders understand what the community of Larkhall was like in 2022.

Eight-year-old Michael said, “In the future my house in Larkhall will have a games room on the first floor with a bunch of games and a gaming chair, we will have living room in the kitchen, and we will have flying cars.”

Margaret Davidson, marketing and sales director at Living by Robertson, commented, “At Living we are not only building homes, but also new communities across Scotland. It has been a real joy to work with the young people from Hareleeshill Primary School to find out their vision for future generations in Larkhall.”

Kate Fisher, headteacher at Hareleeshill Primary School, added, “The children really enjoyed making the pictures for the time capsule and had great ideas about the things that could exist in homes of the future. At Hareleeshill Primary we focus on supporting our pupils to become responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and the Living by Robertson building communities project gave all of us an opportunity to talk about the importance of community in Larkhall now and what they could help create in the future.”

As part of Living by Robertson’s building communities project, the housebuilder has donated £1,000 to Hareleeshill Primary School funds to be spent on a project that will benefit the school community.