Priestley College has landed a place on the Warrington Monopoly board.
Priestley occupies one of the prestigious green squares with players having to fork out 320 Monopoly dollars to buy the ‘property’.
Winning Moves UK – who make the game – first visited Priestley to find out why the college deserved a spot on the board.
“We have been wonderfully spoilt for choice putting this unique game together,” said Jennifer Lau, of Winning Moves UK.
“It’s a board celebrating Warrington’s past and present and is very much reflective of the times.”
The Warrington edition was launched at the end of October at Walton Hall and Gardens.
Among the many local dignitaries, businesspeople and other representatives at the breakfast launch were the four charities being recognised by Monopoly with their own places in the set.
They were St Rocco’s Hospice, Warrington Foodbank, The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation and Warrington Disability Partnership.
“It’s a proud moment for us to be on the board and to support the community as well as the four highlighted charities,” said Andrew Moores, who represented Priestley College at the launch.
“We consider ourselves to be at the heart of the community and so it only seems right to see the college’s name in this edition of Monopoly.”
The Warrington board is the first dedicated to a town in Cheshire and was chosen ahead of 19 other contenders across the country.
It includes landmarks such as the Lymm Dam, Transporter Bridge and the Golden Gates while the famous ‘Electric Company’ square is represented by Fiddlers Ferry Power Station.
“Warrington is already on the map for so many reasons and this is just another way of celebrating what a wonderful community we all live and work in,” said Andrew.