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20th Jan, 2022

Heathbrook House and Bromsgrove School team up to create 2020 time capsule

HEATHBROOK House care home has teamed up with Bromsgrove School to create a time capsule dedicated to 2020.

Memories and items have been shared to epitomise what will no doubt be an important year in history when people in the future look back.

In the capsule are written accounts of the year from residents, family, staff, schoolchildren and teachers, along with photographs of socially-distanced garden visits taking place at the home.

There is also a USB stick containing a video of Heathbrook House clapping for carers on a Thursday during the first lockdown.

Celebrating the year coming to an end, the capsule was buried on December 18 in the garden of

Bupa’s Heathbrook House care home and will be left for ten years, before being dug up by residents in 2030.

Resident  Sheila Berry said: “Burying the time capsule was a nice way to wave goodbye to this year.

“While it’s ben challenging in some ways, I think it’s important to remember that there’s still a lot to be grateful for.

“I have put my own account of 2020 into the capsule and it’s exciting to know someone will read it in years to come.”

Home manager Natasha Walmsley added: “Marking the end of 2020 with a time capsule was really touching for both the residents and staff, and we’re all feeling positive and hopeful for 2021.

“This year really will be part of future history books and to have accounts from both Heathbrook House and Bromsgrove School will be quite amazing to read in 10 years’ time.”

Visit bupa.co.uk for more on Heathbrook House.

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