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Local primary school renames luxury care home café

Notley Green Primary School has won a local competition to rename the Top-Top Café at Braintree Mews Care Home in Essex.

The winning entry from the state school, which is for children aged between four and 11, ‘Views from Mews’ was selected from several submissions from around Braintree and the neighbouring schools.

Braintree Mews Care Home is one of the latest additions to Avery Healthcare’s growing portfolio. The luxury care home provides dementia, residential, and respite care.

The unveiling ceremony, attended by Head Boys and Girls Samuel, Remy, Everly, Maisy, Headteacher Emma Saward and Deputy Headteacher Jenni Colebrook featured the installation of a commemorative plaque displaying the newly selected name.

In addition to promoting creativity and community engagement, Notley Green Primary School selected Diabetes UK as the beneficiary of associated donations, demonstrating their commitment to supporting individuals affected by diabetes within their school community.

Situated within Braintree Mews Care Home, the newly named Views from Mews is a central gathering place for residents’ events, family gatherings, and community meetings. It also hosts various charitable and business groups, including the venue for Dance Nations’ Dancing with Dementia initiative.

Scott Reece, Customer Service Manager at Braintree Mews Care Home, expressed his enthusiasm about involving local primary schools in the naming competition. He stated: “Engaging with schools across Braintree and the surrounding areas has been a fulfilling experience.

“The interaction between the creative young minds of school children and our residents during this initiative was significant.

“This effort establishes a lasting legacy with our new plaque and contributes to a worthy cause.”

Alexander Bragg, Home Manager at Braintree Mews Care Home, emphasised the importance of encouraging inter-generational connections with Notley Green Primary School and the residents at Braintree Mews Care Home.

Alexander stated: “Working with Notley Green Primary School has been crucial in building connections that improve life for younger and older residents. It shows how much we care about our community and bringing everyone together.”

Jenni Colebrook, Deputy Headteacher at Notley Green Primary School, stated: “We are thrilled that our children’s creativity has helped name the new café at Braintree Mews Care Home.

“This competition was a fantastic opportunity for our children to connect with the local community and develop a name that reflects the café’s welcoming atmosphere and pretty views.”

The renaming initiative exemplifies Braintree Mews Care Home’s collaborative spirit, showcasing how schools, businesses, and residents can unite to create meaningful community contributions.