Local school children pay homage on Remembrance Day

Children from St Thomas More School in Berkhamsted attended a special Remembrance Day service at Churchill Retirement Living’s Sheldon Lodge.

The children were invited to take part in a two minute’s silence, before listening to poetry written by the Lodge’s Owners about wartime. They also commemorated the occasion by planting crocus bulbs in the garden ready to flower in spring as a symbol of hope.

Isabel Cerasale, headteacher at St Thomas More School, said: “We were thrilled to get the invitation from Churchill Retirement Living to join them at the Lodge to mark such an important day. The Owners’ poetry was fantastic to listen to and the children thoroughly enjoyed their visit, especially getting to pop on their wellies to plant the crocuses. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to experience working with people from different generations.”

Yvette Christy, Regional Marketing Executive at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “We were delighted that the children from St Thomas More Primary School were able to join us in paying our respects and remembering the men and women who have served our country. The children were absolutely fantastic and we look forward to inviting them back again for similar events at the Lodge.”

Sheldon Lodge is a stylish collection of 48 one and two bedroom privately-owned retirement apartments. Each apartment has been designed exclusively for those in their retirement years and has a number of safety and security features, such as a 24 hour emergency call line and a video entry system, for complete peace of mind.

The development is set in landscaped grounds in a central location, just a short distance from public transport links, shops and all the local amenities on offer in Berkhamsted.