McCarthy & Stone makes history with Bembridge School

11 August 2014

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, helped pupils from Bembridge C of E Primary School make history this week when an official ceremony took place at Silver Sands Court in Bembridge to celebrate the burial of a time capsule designed by pupils.

To commemorate the developer’s charitable partnership with the Royal Voluntary Charity, which is in its 75th year, they set the pupils the challenge to compare life in 2014 to what they think life will be like in the future.

A collection of drawings, plans and photographs were carefully designed and chosen by the pupils to go inside the time capsule, which was then buried at Silver Sands Court on Tuesday.

Tina Baker, head teacher at Bembridge C of E Primary School, said: “The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the project and their thoughts and ideas for the future were highly creative. This was an excellent project to get involved with.”

Jacqui Meenan, sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone, comments: “We are delighted with all the hard work shown by the pupils to ensure their school will be remembered exactly how they are experiencing it today.  The aim of the project was to create a snapshot in time for 2014 and the children came up with some really creative and inventive ideas.”

McCarthy & Stone is currently inviting over 60s to register their interest in the range of one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments at Silver Sands Court in Bembridge. Retirement Living offers security and independence with a House Manager to oversee the running of the development and security features fitted as standard including a camera door entry system and a 24 hour emergency call system. Excellent design is at the heart of our developments with spacious interiors, fitted kitchens and bathrooms plus other features including walk in wardrobes. 

Anyone wanting to find out more is invited to contact McCarthy & Stone now on 0800 201 4742 to register their interest. 


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