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Stroud care home helps Stroud pupils have safe sight of Solar Eclipse

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Pupils at St Matthew’s C of E Primary School in Stroud viewed the eclipse with residents from Care UK’s Scarlet House care home in Ebley last Friday (20 March), after the care provider donated 260 pairs of protective solar glasses to the school.

A special viewing session took place at the school on Church Road, giving everyone the opportunity to take a good look at what was the biggest solar eclipse in the UK in 15 years.

According to head teacher Gina Thomson it was an awe-inspiring morning: “We have been talking to pupils about the total eclipse for some time, and there was a great deal of excitement last Friday when everyone finally got to put their glasses on to witness the couple of minutes where day turned into darkness.

“It is easy to see why this astronomical phenomenon captures the imagination and is of interest across the generations, and we were therefore very happy to welcome residents from Scarlet House to share in this very rare experience.”

Pyela Mwale, home manager at Scarlet House, added: “The solar eclipse presented us with an unmissable opportunity to build on our relationship with St Matthew’s C of E Primary School, and to show our support by providing protective solar glasses to enable pupils to safely view the eclipse.  Residents were thrilled to be invited along to the viewing and we all feel quite privileged to have seen such a rare astronomical event.”

Situated in Ebley, Scarlet House is a state-of-the-art care home designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home offers a range of services including residential care, specialist dementia care and respite care.

For more information about Scarlet House, call customer relations manager, Jim Macleod, on 0333 321 0932 or email

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123 Westward Road, Ebley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4SP

Scarlet House

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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