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Local Schoolchildren Help to Name Rooms for New Care Home

Eve Belle care home in Wickford, Essex, is set to open its doors in spring, and the team are hard at work establishing meaningful community connections, meeting residents in the local area and making the home ready for its much-anticipated opening in Spring.

Over the past few weeks, Eve Belle’s Customer Relations Manager, Laura Cook, has been making the most of the lead up to the home’s official opening, establishing herself and the home within the community.

To start off a long-lasting relationship with the local school, Laura invited pupils to name some of the key areas within the home, including the cinema, pamper room and salon.

Pupils at North Crescent Primary School all suggested names and displayed their ideas in graffiti style artwork, on large A3 paper, which will be mounted and showcased in the home’s marketing suite when it opens. The names picked were all named after different kind of gemstones, which the children are currently learning about in school. The wonderful ideas and artwork were presented to Laura on the 9th of March, by Sharon Walker, Inclusion Mentor Julie Quick, and the Pupil Ambassadors.

Laura Cook said: “It’s been a pleasure working with the pupils and staff of North Crescent Primary School; to have the community involved in naming parts of Eve Belle care home has been so special for us. We can’t wait to invite the pupils in so we can show them the results of their hard work – thank you to all at North Crescent Primary School!”

Sharon Walker, Head Teacher of North Crescent Primary School, commented: “We are extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to work in collaboration with Eve Belle, the Sanders Senior Living home. We are excited about ‘Letting the Light in’; connecting with our local community and showing what North Crescent has to offer. Together we will flourish and grow, every corner, every subject, every person matters”.

Inviting the local primary school to be a part of Eve Belle’s construction has begun a long-lasting friendship between two generations. The team hope to continue this with regular visits from the pupils to Eve Belle, and the residents to North Crescent Primary, for special events and assemblies.