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Nursery children from Norwich Road Academy in Thetford build links with new care home Coronation House





Children have extended a warm welcome to a new care home that has opened in the same road as their school.

Nursery children at Norwich Road Academy, in Thetford, watched Coronation House being built and now it’s ready thought it would be kind to paint some artwork for staff and residents.

Nursery manager Stacy Stone said being a ‘Kind School’, the children wanted to paint the residents spring flowers after learning about plants and flowers in their 'green fingers' topic.

Norwich Road Academy nursery children donated artwork for staff and residents of Coronation House Care Home. Picture: Supplied
Norwich Road Academy nursery children donated artwork for staff and residents of Coronation House Care Home. Picture: Supplied
The children gifted the framed art over to Teresa Burgess, care home manager, and were invited back for the time capsule event. Picture: Supplied
The children gifted the framed art over to Teresa Burgess, care home manager, and were invited back for the time capsule event. Picture: Supplied

The children walked to Coronation House to donate their artwork and met with the manager Teresa Burgess and her team.

Mrs Stone said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed painting the flowers, walking to the care home and felt proud to donate their paintings. Norwich Road Academy believe it is important to work within and support the local community.”

The children were invited back for a time capsule event at the care home’s grand opening.

Nursery children from Norwich Road Academy, in Thetford, attended the grand opening of Coronation House Care Home in Norwich Road, Thetford. Picture: Supplied
Nursery children from Norwich Road Academy, in Thetford, attended the grand opening of Coronation House Care Home in Norwich Road, Thetford. Picture: Supplied
The grand opening of Coronation House Care Home in Norwich Road, Thetford. Picture: Supplied
The grand opening of Coronation House Care Home in Norwich Road, Thetford. Picture: Supplied
At the grand opening, the school contributed to a special time capsule buried on the day. Picture: Supplied
At the grand opening, the school contributed to a special time capsule buried on the day. Picture: Supplied
The school donated a photograph, examples of pupil's work and school information for the time capsule. Picture: Supplied
The school donated a photograph, examples of pupil's work and school information for the time capsule. Picture: Supplied

The school donated a photograph, examples of pupils’ work and school information for a time capsule buried on the day.

Norwich Road Academy principal Julia Miles said: “The children were treated wonderfully by the Coronation House team and each left with a small gift too!”

♦ If you would like further information about Norwich Road Academy please contact the academy on 01842 753279 or visit the website.

Norwich Road Academy, including its popular nursery, currently has spaces for new children to attend.