Youngsters from Hersden Village Primary School donned hard hats and high visibility vests to visit the site of a new care home in Hersden, Canterbury.
Exclusive tour enjoyed by all
Ten-year old pupils Jessica Barker, Nathan Wells and Reuben Jenkins were joined by their head teacher Jean Kennett and the soon-to-be Sanctuary Care home manager, Gill Stoddart-Rye for an exclusive tour of the site of Meadow View Residential Care Home, off Blackthorn Road.
Jessica said: “I was really excited to go to the site – I’ve never been on a development site before. I found the tour really interesting, especially seeing all the big equipment and I even picked a bedroom for Mrs Kennett!”
Making their mark in history
The 90 minute visit allowed the local pupils to get inspiration for an artwork project. Jessica, Nathan, Reuben and their fellow classmates have been asked to create artwork depicting what they think life will be like in 60 years’ time and to tell people about life in 2015.
The pupils’ beautiful creations will be buried in a time capsule on site, which will be opened by residents in 2075.
Nathan continued: “The tour was really useful and has given me lots of ideas for the artwork – I’m thinking of doing a comparison on how construction works will change in 60 years. I’m thinking even bigger machines!”
Artwork for the future generation
Jean said the youngsters were thrilled about the prospect of creating artwork for the future generation. “I think it’s really important to include children in the local community and they are really excited about the idea of the time capsule – 60 years is a long time for the students to comprehend,” she added.
Gill, who is looking forward to managing the home for Sanctuary Care said: “It was a great pleasure to be welcomed to the site at such an early stage, along with the children from the local school – the idea of involving the next generation is a fantastic idea and I was proud to be a part of it.”
About Meadow View
The care home is being built by specialist care home developer Castleoak on behalf of Sanctuary Group. When complete it will be run by Sanctuary Care and will provide residential, nursing and dementia care. It will include 60 spacious en-suite bedrooms, many of which will include their own French doors opening onto a paved patio area, as well as airy lounges and dining rooms.
Would like to enquire?
Meadow View Residential and Nursing Home is set for completion in the summer 2015 and all enquiries can be made by calling 0800 916 1499 or emailing email@example.com