More than 200 students from a primary school and young people from an estate in South Wimbledon have taken part in workshops to talk about what regeneration means to them.

Clarion Housing Group hosted its ‘Regeneration Week’ in collaboration with Merton Abbey Primary School next door to High Path estate.

The children took part in a series of creative and educational workshops looking into the changing face of the estate and how it will evolve in the future.

It follows Merton Council’s approval of plans for around 2,800 new homes at High Path in South Wimbledon and Eastfields and Ravensbury in Mitcham last month.

Michael Bradley, head teacher of Merton Abbey Primary School said: “Being involved in the High Path regeneration project has been a brilliant opportunity for our children.

“It has connected the children with their local community, making them agents of the change they see around them and I am sure a number of them will be inspired to take up a career in architecture or design as a result of being involved.”

Paul Quinn, Director of Merton Regeneration at Clarion said: “These local children will grow up with regeneration on their doorstep so it’s essential that we explain the process from the outset and ask them about their expectations for a revamped High Path.”

The sessions, held last month, were also held in partnership with Uptown Youth Services, a local charity for children and young people.

The outline planning application for High Path was approved by Merton Council’s planning committee on March 8.