Students ‘light-up’ Astbury Mere Care Home with their artistic skills







Two students from the University Academy Kidsgrove (UAK) have used their talented artistic skills to create a wonderful garden feature for the residents at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton.

Year 10 students, Rhys Carter and Ellie Hancock from UAK have given up their spare time to create a magnificent outdoor Lighthouse feature for the residents at Astbury Mere Care Home.

The company logo includes a light house which symbolises “a port in a storm” providing support and guidance.


The students created a lighthouse which includes a bird feeding area and is powered by a solar panel lantern which lights up in the dark. Residents were shown images of the lighthouse during its construction and were finally able to witness the final piece on 3rd June when the students came to visit and install it.

This nautical themed area of the garden will soon include a planted boat including a sail and a floral display for the residents to enjoy and reminisce about past holidays or places they have lived or visited.


Everyone at Astbury Mere Care Home would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the students at University Academy Kidsgrove for making this fantastic feature to be enjoyed over many years to come.