Hospital’s children wards gets a makeover from students

PUBLISHED: 10:00 06 August 2017

Weston General Hospital's children's ward has had a makeover thanks to Weston College students.

Weston General Hospital's children's ward has had a makeover thanks to Weston College students.

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Young patients at Weston General Hospital will have their day brightened thanks to some colourful murals painted by Weston College students.

A treatment room in the Weston-super-Mare hospital’s children’s ward has been given a makeover by some of the college’s art and design students.

They created paintings depicting scenes from children’s books and films, including Peter Pan and the Lion King.

Ward sister Julia Marker said: “We wanted to bring some colour and fun into the ward and also find a way for art students to express their talents in a new environment.

“Having art in the children’s ward is of benefit to the children and it is a great distraction to those who might be nervous when visiting our ward for treatment.

Art and design teacher at the college Emma Nicholson said: “It has been a privilege to visit the children’s ward on a number of occasions and we have always been given such a warm welcome by the lovely staff.

“The students have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has been a great opportunity for them to build confidence and self-esteem.”

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