Pupils and locals grow friendships
CHILDREN from Kings Meadow Primary School in Ainsdale visited Charlotte Court Retirement Living development in Mill Road to brush up on their gardening skills with a little help from some of green-fingered homeowners
A group of children from the Year six class helped to get the garden blooming for the summer months ahead at the McCarthy & Stone development.
And homeowners and volunteers from the Botanic Gardens Community Association and Ainsdale Horticultural Society took the time to pass on their gardening skills and wealth of knowledge to the younger generation during their visit.
David Currie, Year six teacher at Kings Meadow Primary, said: “The children loved their afternoon of gardening at Charlotte Court and it was great to see the homeowners, Ainsdale Horticultural Society and Botanic Gardens Community Association showing the children how to plant beautiful flowers and tend to the garden.
“We are grateful to McCarthy & Stone for inviting us to the development, and we hope everyone at Charlotte Court enjoys their lovely garden in the coming months.”
Fiona Brookes, regional sales and marketing director at McCarthy & Stone North West, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to the children of Kings Meadow Primary who displayed some very promising gardening skills during their visit to Charlotte Court, and to Ainsdale Horticultural Society and Botanic Gardens Comm- unity Association for providing their knowledge on the day.”
She added: “Local children gardening with homeowners is a fantastic example of how we can bring people together here at Charlotte Court, and we look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with Kings Meadow Primary School in the future.”
For more information on retirement living in Ainsdale, call 0800 201 0385 or visit www. mccarthyandstone.co.uk.
Homeowner Sandy Schuster and McCarthy & Stone’s Jane Sandiford plant flowers with pupil Lewis, top, and, above, pupils with members of Southport Botanic Gardens Community Association and Ainsdale Horticultural Society, McCarthy & Stone staff and residents