Local children have spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule in the grounds of Moore Place care home this week.

Pupils from Esher Church Primary School collated magazines, photographs and letters to capture the essence of modern life, as well as looking at the historical celebrations that have taken place in 2014 , which were all buried alongside documents relating to the new Anchor care home, Moore Place, on Portsmouth Road.

The time capsule was buried by Mrs Cathy Bell, head teacher of Esher Church Primary School, 10 pupils and Anchor staff at a special ceremony in the grounds of the new care home. Sonia Hamilton- Martin, from Moore Place, said “Everyone has been looking forward to burying the time capsule as it will be an insight into life in 2014 when it is opened in 100 years’ time. The pieces collected by the children and papers relating to Moore Place and Esher will be important historic documents when they are read in 2114.”

Head teacher, Cathy Bell, said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for children at Esher Church Primary School to be involved in this project. When considering what should be included in the time capsule, we looked at what had changed in the last 100 years and then asked the children what they thought Esher might look like in 100 years’ time. The contents reflect life in 2014 with and include photographs and letters written by the children to be opened by future generations.”  

Sonia added that she was thrilled that children from Esher Church Primary School attended the ceremony, saying: “We want to be central to life in Esher and events like this are the start of our relationship with the local community and gives children a great opportunity to find out more what Moore Place will be like when it’s open. We would also like to thank Longcross for kindly donating the time capsule to Moore Place”

Moore Place care home is opening in the Spring 2015 and will provide care for older people as well as specialist dementia care. The care home is part of Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people. Moore Place will provide 24 hour care and support in a warm and considerate environment. In addition to this, high quality, nourishing cuisine will be served in the dining rooms, a café and lounges.   The home will have a beautiful garden overlooking Moore Place Golf Course.

For more information on Moore Place visit the care home's page here.

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