Care home time capsule made with help of schoolchildren

Pupils Harley Newton and Stella Nicolas with resident Betty Mates. By Lee Hellwing.
Pupils Harley Newton and Stella Nicolas with resident Betty Mates. By Lee Hellwing.
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Schoolchildren joined care home residents to put items in a time capsule which was buried to mark the opening of new facilities.

Tallington Care Home’s new 30-room building has been constructed as part of a refurbishment of the home and includes a kitchen, diner and laundry.

Resident and pupils from the school. By Lee Hellwing.

Resident and pupils from the school. By Lee Hellwing.

Pupils from Copthill School in Stamford and residents from the home came together to bury the capsule on Tuesday, which was bursting with items, such as drawings, coins and fidget spinners.

Alannah Coupland, 11, who put her dad’s business card in the capsule, said: “We put things in that we thought that would probably be quite different in 100 years. When the people take the fidget spinners out they won’t know what they are.”

Harley Newton, 11, who put in a circular which is distributed to schools, said he had a good time in class thinking of things to put in the capsule.

Alice Bowers, a resident of the home, made a elephant out of paper, a cardboard heart and a bookbinder.

“I enjoyed making all the things,” Alice, 93, said.

The new building will be officially opened on August 20 when an open day will take place.

As part of its refurbishment, another floor for some of the homes single bedrooms will be built. Photo: Lee Hellwing