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Barratt Homes dishes out £500 for school’s pots and pans

Homebuilder dishes out £500 for school’s pots and pans

Leading homebuilder Barratt Homes West Midlands has chipped in towards kitchen equipment for a Banbury special school’s new post-16 department building.

Frank Wise School received £500 from the developer, which has been spent on pots, pans, utensils, mixers and other domestic essentials, which post-16 students will use to prepare meals and develop their independent living skills.

The equipment will be available to use in the school’s new, two storey post-16 department building, the Griffiths Centre, which officially opens later in the summer and will cater for up to 24 students.

Simon Knight, Deputy Head Teacher at Frank Wise School, said, “We’re very grateful to Barratt Homes for their generous donation towards our new kitchen facilities. The Griffiths Centre will be instrumental in helping our students gain vital skills, including preparing meals as independently as possible.”

Adrian Farr, managing director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “We wanted to contribute to the new Griffiths Centre at Frank Wise School in some way, so when we heard they needed equipment for their new kitchen, so that their students could learn some cooking skills, we thought we’d pitch in.”

Barratt Homes West Midlands currently has quality new homes for sale at the nearby development of Longford Park on Weeping Cross in Banbury.

New school is taking shape

New Longford Park school

Construction work for the new school which is due to open at Longford Park in September 2017 is nearing completion.

Longford Park Primary School is located off Canal Lane, opposite the new homes in Phase 3 of the development, ideal for families looking to make Longford Park their home. The new school is being built by Oxfordshire County Council and will be run by GLF Schools, a multi-academy trust.

Longford Park Primary School will open for children of Nursery, Reception and Year 1 age in September 2017 and will eventually cater for pupils up to Year 6. More information is available on the school website.

January 2017

Supporting the community

Happy Football club following Taylor Wimpey donations

Youth footballers at Bicester Town Colts Football Club in Oxfordshire are celebrating after securing a £500 sponsorship deal with Taylor Wimpey, which will see the U12s getting new rain jackets.

Lee Brain, U12s team manager at Bicester Town Colts, says: “The team will be wearing the coats before and after matches, and the subs will be happy to keep warm and dry while they’re waiting to play. We often take the whole team on day trips so the jackets will be handy then too. On behalf of everyone I’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey. Fundraising for local sports teams can be difficult and we can’t express enough how grateful we are.” The team is made up of 15 boys and the majority of its members have been playing together for six years, with Lee coaching them along the way. They play in the U12A division of the Witney and District Youth Football League.

We’ve also recently supported Cherwell Edge Golf Club Ladies Sections’ November Fayre by providing a number of raffle prizes for their event. The November Fayre Competition has been running for 21 years and this year raised funds for local charities, Katharine House Hospice based in Banbury and the Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance.

January 2017