Didcot pupils race to the finish line with their F1 themed art designs

14 December 2017

McCarthy and Stone, the housebuilder behind the Williams Place Retirement Living Plus development in Didcot, has donated £500 to the Art department of local secondary school, Aureus School. Their support is a welcome boost for the school as it will go towards their ongoing efforts to develop the art department. 

McCarthy and Stone hosted a design competition for Aureus School where pupils were asked to design a race car inspired by Williams F1 to honour the rich motoring history in Didcot.

McCarthy and Stone has a close connection to the Formula One history in Didcot, as Williams Place was named in tribute to Sir Francis Owen Garbett “Frank” Williams CBE, the founder and team principal of the Williams Formula One racing team.

The creative activity centred on celebrating Formula One’s rich links with the local area and encouraging the children to be creative with their designs. With over 112 entries there was plenty of enthusiasm from the pupils at Aureus Primary School.

Lewis Maccormick took home first place and a £50 book token for his whacky design that was powered by tinsel – very festive! Second place went to the rainbow design from Freddie Finch and third place went to Hannah Dickson for her McCarthy and Stone themed car design, both of which won £25 book tokens.

The winners were presented with their prizes at a school assembly by McCarthy and Stone Sales Executive, Janet Rose, and all of the winning designs have been installed in the sales office at Williams Place.

Assistant Headteacher of Aureus School, Chris Hunt, commented: “On behalf of Aureus School, I would like to thank McCarthy and Stone for their support. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed creating their race car designs and we look forward to building on our relationship with McCarthy and Stone as it continues to establish a presence in Didcot.” 

Janet Rose, Sales Executive for Williams Place said: “As a company, we appreciate that our responsibility is not only to build quality, purpose-built retirement properties, but also to create a positive legacy in the communities in which we build. Aureus School is a superb school in the area and we are delighted to be able to give their art department a helping hand.”

At Williams Place, homeowners will find all the standard features of a McCarthy and Stone Retirement Living Plus development. Apartments will come complete with fully-fitted modern kitchens with integrated appliances, underfloor heating, spacious and open-plan living areas, and stylish en-suite bathrooms. There will also be ample communal space including a large homeowners’ lounge, perfect for socialising with new neighbours, an on-site restaurant which will serve fresh and nutritious meal options for homeowners daily, and a handy guest suite for when family and friends come to stay.

Built with security in mind, there will be a camera entry system to the development, and all the apartments will be equipped with 24-hour emergency call points. An Estates Manager, along with an experienced support team, will also be available day or night to oversee the running of the development and to offer tailored care packages to suit individual needs.   

Located within easy reach of the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside and within the thriving community of Great Western Park, homeowners at the Didcot development will be able to make the most of the local amenities, which include a supermarket and shopping parade, pub and community centre.  

For more information about Williams Place, please contact McCarthy and Stone on 0800 3100 383 or click here.

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