Playing with his friends, visiting the local playground and learning new things at school are just some of the reasons Lochy Woolford, 11, loves living at Hobsonville Point.
Lochy’s answers saw him win a Kiwi Kids Scholarship worth $1500 from Universal Homes, one of the building companies at Hobsonville Point. Five scholarships were offered to children aged 8 to 18 to help the lucky winners pursue educational goals at school. But first, they had to enter the competition by answering the question “Why I like living in my community”.
“I am so lucky,” wrote Lochy, a Hobsonville Point Primary School student, in his winning entry. “Every morning all our friends bike, scooter or walk and pick each other up and head off to school. Our friends only live minutes away from each other. My mum loves that because she calls it a safe community. We all look out for each other.
“I don’t like living in my community, I LOVE living in my community. My place is the best place to be.”
Universal Homes Marketing Manager, Mike Pearce, agrees. “Our Kiwi Kids scholarships are all about supporting and inspiring local communities with a more meaningful impact. Hobsonville Point is a remarkable place and we are thrilled to be able to give back,” he says.
Lochy is using his scholarship to purchase a computer and software to help him and his classmates learn at school.