Larkhall primary children have been putting their thinking caps on to ponder what homes and neighbourhood life might look like 200 years from now, as part of a Living by Robertson community legacy project. 

To mark the beginning of our new neighbourhood of 128 homes at Seven Hills, children from Hareleeshill Primary School in Larkhall were asked to imagine a community in the year 2222 and draw their vision of a house in the future. 

Slides for stairs, kitchens with sweetie conveyor belts and self-cleaning bedrooms are just some of the innovative design ideas thought up by the primary 2 and 3 children in their series of specially designed posters, which have been sealed in a time capsule to be opened in 2222. 

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 contains information about Larkhall to help its finders understand what the community of Larkhall was like in 2022. 

8-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, said: “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 said: “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 the Building Communities project, Living by Robertson has donated £1,000 to Hareleeshill Primary School funds to be spent on a project that will benefit the school community.