‘Share a story' for World Book day reaches retirees in Lancaster

Pensioners at a retirement complex in Lancaster enjoyed the magic of World Book Day this year with stories sent in from the students at Scotforth St Paul's Primary and Nursery School.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:04 pm

Williamson Court were happy to get involved in World Book Day when the children of Scotforth St Paul's Primary and Nursery School used their home learning time to put pen to paper and write their own original stories to give to the residents there.

McCarthy Stone homeowners, husband and wife, Mr and Mrs Baker, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Mussell worked independently to form a panel to judge the stories.

One winner was chosen, Ben Weston aged 10. As well as two runners-up, Theo Stephens aged 10, and Oscar Charlton-Green aged 10. They each received a National Book Token to help encourage them to enjoy their love of reading even more.

Mr and Mrs Baker formed a panel with two other ladies to judge the stories.

Ben said: “I am really happy to win the competition, and it was a great privilege to be able to provide enjoyment to all of the people at Williamson Court. I really loved writing my story and I hope all of the stories helped the people at Williamson Court to feel uplifted despite the lockdown!”

Deborah Bond, Marketing Executive at McCarthy Stone said: “It’s great for our homeowners because like many of us they are unable to see their family at the moment and for those that have grandchildren they’re really missing them. So these intergenerational connections are a great source of enjoyment and a great way to strengthen our community links. It makes for a different kind of day for them getting involved in something like this.”

For more information on Retirement Living in Lancaster, please call 0800 201 4811 or go to www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk

Ben Weston, World Book Day winner at Williamson Court.
Oscar Charlton-Green, runner up at World Book Day at Williamson Court.
Theo Stephens, runner up at World Book Day at Williamson Court.