On Friday 3rd March, a selection of Brooksby Melton College students joined special guest Rosemary Conley CBE at the grand opening of The Amwell, a luxury riverside care home in Melton Mowbray.
The event began with music, champagne and canapés, with BMC Musical Theatre student Grace Longland performing a stunning rendition of On My Own from Les Miserables, amongst other hits.
The Amwell was then officially opened by Rosemary Conley CBE, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Following this was a choir performance from Grove primary school, a series of guided tours, and an energetic performance by BMC’s Fly Dance Company in The Amwell’s dance studio.
The home, which features an array of exciting new facilities such as a gym, a hair and beauty salon, and a bistro, aims to provide a sense of community for the elderly people of Melton Mowbray who chose to reside there. Residents will be able to engage in a wide variety of activities each day, such as Golden Zumba, Pilates, massage treatments, indoor bowls, curling, and more. The home even has its very own cinema room.
Chris Batty, House Manager at The Amwell, said ‘the Melton community has been so very welcoming, and we here at The Amwell are very keen to give back as much as we can. Brooksby Melton College is a fantastic college, and in the future we hope to offer a variety of work experience for their Health and Social Care, Catering and Hospitality, and Hair and Beauty students. There will also be opportunities for BMC’s Performing Arts students to engage in activities such as dance classes with our residents. In addition, we hope to employ some BMC students once they have completed their qualifications at college.’
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