Paintings will ‘brighten up’ wards
PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 March 2015
THE winners of a North Somerset Community Partnership art competition to raise awareness of dementia have been announced.
Tickenham Primary School was revealed as the winner of the contest, which tasked its year five and six children from across the district to paint colourful pictures of the outdoors for display at Clevedon Community Hospital to ‘brighten up’ wards for dementia patients.
Anne Rollings, NSCP dementia lead, said: “This was a fun way to raise awareness of dementia and engage with young people who may have a relative with the condition.
“It continues to be a hot topic in health and social care and we all continue to promote and raise awareness of the signs and support patients and families.
“We want to say a huge thank you to the school for brightening up our hospital and making it a homely place to be.”
As a reward for their winning designs, Tickenham Primary students were presented with a cheque by the Clevedon League of Friends which will be used by the school to purchase books for its pupils.
Tristan Merriam, assistant headteacher, said: “The pupils learnt a great deal about dementia and were able to contribute positively towards a wonderful cause by creating artwork to stimulate memories.
“We are thrilled to think they have been so gratefully accepted.”
For information on NSCP and dementia visit www.nscphealth.co.uk/services/dementia
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