Tweedmouth students help provide the personal touch

Four students at Tweedmouth Community Middle School have helped energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE give residents the personal touch after designing eye-catching thank-you cards.

By Ian Smith
Thursday, 16 May, 2019, 09:49
The winning designs.

ENGIE has been working with housing association Bernicia as part of a £20million programme of refurbishment works to homes across the region and gives cards to residents to thank them for their patience while the modernisation work is carried out.

To give it a more personal touch, a competition was held at the Tweedmouth school – which is located near to a number of Bernicia properties being refurbished – encouraging pupils to come up with their own designs which will be used on a new range of cards given to customers.

Eye-catching creations by siblings Isabel and William Gilchrist, Eve Douglas and Isla Thomson were all chosen.

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Julie Milne, liaison officer at ENGIE, said: “The pupils were so enthusiastic about the competition, it was wonderful to see so many entries being submitted. It’s a shame we couldn’t pick all of them – narrowing down to just four was very tough. It will be great to see their designs being sent to residents.”

Michael Farr, of Bernicia, said: “We appreciate our tenants’ understanding in allowing us to complete refurbishment works to their homes – and it will be great to show that appreciation with these eye-catching new cards.”