Time stops for Lakeview Rest Homes with Red Rose School’s capsule creations

Pupils from a St Annes-on-Sea school have created artwork which will be stored in a time capsule in the walls of a ‘5 star’ care home.

Lytham-based Lakeview Rest Homes launched phase 2 of its flagship care home, The Moorings, based on North Promenade last month, and wanted to mark the historic event in the company’s history.

Students at Red Rose School produced pictures around the theme of life with grandparents as well as drawings of the Lancashire Red Rose to place in a time capsule that will take pride of place in the £5.8million development.

Red Rose School provides an education system for children aged between 8 and 16 years old who experience specific learning difficulties. The St Annes-on-Sea school provides educational, emotional and social support for those children who would be vulnerable in a mainstream school.

Sionah Lannen, head teacher at the school, said: “This was an excellent opportunity to get the students involved in community and was a great way to get them thinking about the older generation and heritage that surrounds them.

“The students created some brilliant work for the capsule – a lot of the children particularly enjoyed talking and creating artwork around the theme of grandparents.”

The 78-en-suite bedroomed care home is recognised as the most outstanding care home redevelopment in the UK and has been billed as ‘like a 5-star hotel with care included’. The second phase includes an indoor bowling and putting green, a hydrotherapy spa with therapeutic Jacuzzi and mood lighting, a roof terrace with water fountains and a games room.

Nick Wood, managing director of Lakeview Rest Homes, said: “Being able to involve a local, specialised school in the launch of such an exciting development in our care homes was a delight.

“The time capsule has really added a personal touch to the new part of the building and I’m positive residents will enjoy the instalment for years to come. A huge thank you to the students of Red Rose School who have encapsulated the importance of grandparents and the Lancashire spirit in their wonderful artwork.” Lakeview Rest Homes Group is a family-owned business established in 1987 that runs four care homes in Lytham. Rosewood Lodge, Lakeview and Newfield Lodge are part of the Lakeview Rest Homes group, along with The Moorings.