Children help to lay stone at new home

Important day: Mara Cardosa, five, and Shoaib Hussain, six, help to lay the celebratory stone in the garden wall of the new home.
Important day: Mara Cardosa, five, and Shoaib Hussain, six, help to lay the celebratory stone in the garden wall of the new home.
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THE CONSTRUCTION of Halifax’s newest care home got a helping hand from an unexpected source.

Children from Savile Park Primary School helped lay a celebratory stone at Savile Park Care Home. Thirty children from Class 1 went along to see the stone put inplace in agarden wall.

Head teacher Karen Lomas said: “We have forged an incredibly strong relationship with the LNT Construction team – they have been an immense help to us at the school having built us a new playground wall and generally lending a helping hand.

“We’re looking forward to people living at the new care home and hope that the children will be able to visit. Young children can learn an awful lot from the older generation and it’s great to be able to symbolise this with the laying of the stone”

The care home, which will house 55 elderly people, is being built on the site of the original school which moved in 2006. Ideal Care Homes managing director Mark Greaves said: “It’s wonderful to see the children here today and it’s fantastic to think their involvement in the development has been embodied with the laying of the etched stone.”