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It’s all in a name: Harrow pupils lend a helping hand to Care UK

July 12 2017

A local primary school has named the suites at a brand new care home in Harrow.  

Year Five pupils from St George’s Catholic Primary School took part in a competition to name the four suites at Care UK’s new care home, Buchanan Court on Sudbury Hill.

The children put their heads together to come up with a list of names that have cultural or historical reference to them and the local area, and these were then whittled down to the top four by the customer relations manager, Samantha Neal.   

When the home opens on Sudbury Hill later this year, the suites will be named after four notable figures from Harrow: the ‘Rosen Suite’ named after children’s author, Michael Rosen; the ‘Byron Suite’, after Lord Byron, a famous poet from the area; the ‘Winston Suite’ to commemorate one of the town’s most important former residents, Winston Churchill; and the ‘Elton Suite’, named after musician, Sir Elton John.

As a thank you to all who took part, Care UK presented the winning children with individual book tokens, as well as voucher for the school to buy new books for all the children to enjoy.

Samantha Neal, customer relations manager at Buchanan Court, said: “As we gear up to welcome the first residents to Buchanan Court later this year, the all-important naming of the suites within the care home is a priority, and we thought this presented an excellent opportunity to work with St George’s Catholic Primary School, and to get to know our neighbours a little better.

“The ideas the pupils put forward were all of a very high quality, and we’re really pleased with the chosen four names.”

Shirley Sexton, class teacher at the school, commented: “The suite naming activity not only gave the children an excellent opportunity to learn all about the new care home here in Harrow, but it also encouraged them to think about the history and geography of their local area when seeking out inspiration for their entries. The activity was enjoyed by all the children here, and we hope to do more with Samantha and the team at Buchanan Court in the future.”

The new care home, which will feature 80 ensuite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities and will include its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café. 

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