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'Tiles' above the rest: School displays mosaic sponsored by Leicestershire developer

'Tiles' above the rest: School displays mosaic sponsored by Leicestershire developer

Pupils at Hugglescote Primary School have recently celebrated the unveiling of a bear mosaic to mark their village’s heritage, sponsored by David Wilson Homes.

The unveiling event was attended by pupils of the school, Headteacher Paul Driver, and Councillor Clark Robinson, Vice Chairman of Hugglescote Parish Council.

Also present was Llynda Baugh of Special Projects, who helped the pupils create the mosaic.

Paul Driver, Headteacher at Hugglescote Primary School, said:

“We are extremely grateful for the support from David Wilson Homes with this project. Their support has enabled our children to work with a local artist to create a wonderful installation for our lobby area.

“Many visitors to the school have commented on how fantastic the piece is. We look forward to working with David Wilson Homes in the future to provide opportunities for our children.”

The design of the mosaic, which 60 pupils completed in art sessions with Llynda, was inspired by the local legend of a villager named Huggle.

The legend says Huggle was being chased by a bear, and threw his heavy coat aside in an effort to escape. The bear then went after the coat instead of Huggle, and the village was named in his honour, becoming Hugglescote.

A statue of the bear is in the middle of the village and is a reminder of the area’s unique heritage.

Cllr Robinson said:

“Having been involved from the conception, commissioning and installation of the bear statue for the village, it was a privilege to be invited to the unveiling of the new bear mosaic. Especially as my grandson was one of the pupils who worked with Llynda on the project.

“The school is at the heart of our community and is entering a period of rapid growth with all the new housing estates in the village, so it’s good to see that this developer has chosen to support the school.”

The mosaic is now displayed in the reception of the school for visitors, pupils and teachers alike to walk past and admire.

Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“We were delighted to sponsor this wonderful piece of art for Hugglescote Primary School, especially as the design ties into the history of the local area.

“It’s very important for us to support local schools in and around the communities we build, so it’s been fantastic to work with Hugglescote Primary School, as well as local artist Llynda Baugh.”

David Wilson Homes previously ran a competition with the school for pupils to design their own version of the Hugglescote bear statue which is located in the centre of the village.

Hugglescote Primary School is located close by to David Wilson Homes’ Grange View development on Grange Road.

Grange View currently has a selection of four and five bedroom homes available, with prices starting at £319,995.

For further information, please call the sales team on 033 3355 8483 or visit the website at

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