School children say what home means to them in new Curo exhibition

‘What does home mean to me?’ That’s the question children from St Michael’s Junior School in Bath have answered through a series of models, pictures and poems on display at the new Arts Space exhibition launched by housing and support organisation Curo on 12 November.

Curo Chief Executive Victor da Cunha said:

“As part of national Housing Day, we wanted to highlight the importance of having a safe and secure home, so we asked the pupils of St Michael’s Junior School to create a model, poem or drawing showing what home means to them.”

“We received a lot of brilliant entries and have had a difficult job choosing just 32 to display. Thanks to everyone who took part and told, through art and words, such powerful stories about our homes – the most important place in all our lives.”

Every pupil whose work is exhibited received a certificate from Victor da Cunha who also awarded first prize to McKenzie Clark for his model house, complete with cut-outs of mum, dad and Timzy the cat.

Five pupils received Highly Commended awards:

  • Elle May Windridge
  • Layla Price
  • Geneve Purayil
  • Joe Samios and
  • Daniel Samios

Housing Day is a national day that aims to raise awareness of the role of social housing in communities and how it can change families’ lives for the better.

The exhibition is currently running at the Curo Arts Space, The Maltings, River Place, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 1EP, with a selection of the art works on Curo’s Facebook page, facebook.com/curogroup.