Arty schoolchildren look to the future - The Worcester Observer

Arty schoolchildren look to the future

Worcester Editorial 25th Dec, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A GROUP of schoolchildren donned hard hats and high visibility vests as they visited the site of a new care home in Worcester.

The youngsters from St Clement’s C of E Primary School let their imaginations run wild when they dropped into Juniper House Residential and Nursing Home off Bromyard Road as they sought inspiration for artwork which will be buried in a time capsule on the site.

The home which is currently under construction will form part of Sanctuary Group’s £22million care and supported housing development, Sanctuary Grove, and is the organisation’s largest care development to date.

Ruby McCammon and Leif Johnson, both aged nine, ten-year-old Ben Portlock and their teacher Tina Brown were all given a tour of the site by Sophie Bell, Sanctuary’s project manager for the Midlands, and assistant site manager Adam Boyce from contractor Stepnell.

The pupils will now create artwork depicting what they think life will be like in 60 years’ time and to tell people about life in 2014. They will return to the site in the New Year and bury their creations in a time capsule, which will be opened in 2075.

Ms Brown said the youngsters were thrilled about the prospect of creating artwork for a future generation.

“I think it’s really interesting for the children and they are really excited about the idea of the time capsule,” she added.

When complete the home will provide residential, nursing and dementia care, with 60 spacious en-suite bedrooms, many of which will overlook the gardens and courtyard, airy lounges and dining rooms.

Stephen Rees, Sanctuary Care’s director of care operations said: “We are enormously proud of Juniper House – it will be an absolutely stunning home and one that I believe the people in Worcester will be very impressed with.”


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