Local school creates time capsule for new care home
Pupils from Christ Church & St Peter’s CE Primary School in Mountsorrel have been creating posters and stories about their lives to bury in a time capsule at brand new Rothley care home, Mountview. Representatives from the school brought artefacts to site this week to place in the time capsule which will be sealed and buried in the grounds of the home on Loughborough Road.
Mountview is due to open later this month and Home Manager, Sue Shaw, wanted to create the lasting legacy of a time capsule to commemorate the completion of the build.
Sue said, “We are so pleased that Christ Church & St Peter’s CE Primary School were keen to be involved with the time capsule idea – it is a really exciting project and I am sure it will be a great talking point at the home for many years. I am extremely passionate about our home being a part of the local community for several reasons, but most importantly to maintain fundamental links for our future residents, and we look forward to continuing our great relationship with the school.”
Two year groups from the school designed over 60 notes which are to be unearthed in 2067, when Sue is hoping that the same children might return with their own children or even grandchildren. One pupil wrote: “I really like to go to my friend’s house and I love the colours in the rainbow. I love playing on my iPad and I love playing with my brother.” Four pupils and two teachers delivered the notes to site, before enjoying a sneak peek of the home and cupcakes in the Site Office.
Fran Ward, Deputy Head at Christ Church & St Peter’s CE Primary School, said, “The time capsule idea really captured the children’s thoughts – it got us all thinking about life today and how things might have changed in 50 years’ time. The children were also interested in what life will be like at Mountview when it opens, and we all enjoyed learning about the construction site – the cakes in the Site Office went down a treat! We can’t wait to visit again when the home is open.”
Once complete at the end of November, Mountview will provide a home for 66 older people from the surrounding area. The brand new, purpose built home has been designed and built by LNT Care Developments and will be run by Ideal Carehomes. The home is hosting a public open day on Sunday 19th November where local residents can view the many facilities and meet the staff team.