CHILDREN said it with flowers when they renamed a South Tyneside care home.
Hillcrest Care Home in Wear Street, Jarrow, will soon be known as Roseway House.
The rebranding exercise came after pupils from Jarrow Cross Primary School in Borough Road, Jarrow, were invited to submit a name they thought reflected the caring nature of the home.
Home manager Marion Redhead said: “We chose the name Roseway House from the children’s shortlist as we thought this best reflects our caring and homely feel.
“We are looking forward to building a strong relationship with Jarrow Cross Primary and the wider community.
“It’s our vision that Roseway House will become a key part of the community, somewhere that people come to enjoy time with their families and create new memories.”
Ms Redhead and David Harrison, chief executive of the Executive Care Group, announced the winning name at a special assembly at the Jarrow school, which received a £500 cheque from the care company.
The winning name was the work of pupil Katey Dempsey, 10, from Jarrow.
Headteacher Susan McBeth said: “We were honoured to be involved in this project. It’s been an exciting task for the children.
“Every child in the school between the age of four and 11 submitted a name.
“We are extremely grateful for the prize and will be spending the money on enrichment activities that help support our creative curriculum.”
David Harrison said: “We were overwhelmed with the response and standard of work produced by the children, making it a difficult decision to select a winner.
“This is the beginning of a new partnership between Roseway House and the school, and we will be supporting each other with events and visits.
“The young and the elderly can learn so much from each other and it’s really important for us to be forging these links within the community.
“We will be hosting an official renaming party, and the school will be attending and planting a rose garden to celebrate the new name.”