Kingshott Children's Artwork Brightens the Lives of Pinehill Patients
By ncraven | Monday, May 21, 2012, 16:04
Some children from Kingshott School have recently visited
Pinehill Hospital in Hitchin to see how their artwork is making a difference to
the patients. Simone Barnard, from
Pinehill, invited the children to share some of their artwork with a suggestion
that some pieces could be framed and hung around the hospital. Kingshott Art teacher, Mrs Rose said, "We have
some incredibly talented young artists at the school, so working with Simone to
narrow down the selection from across the year groups was a challenge!"
Pinehill's Marketing Manager Christine Scott commented, "We
have received so many comments from patients and consultants about the
paintings and it is brilliant to join forces with Kingshott and display their
work rather than use an out of town artist".
During the recent visit, ten children were given a tour of
the hospital, including seeing an operating theatre and the physiotherapy and
radiography departments. Christine Scott
shared a wealth of information about the variety of hospital based careers that
the children might choose in the future, and the children were able to talk
with a number of different staff. They
thoroughly enjoyed their visit and were surprised by the great variety of
career opportunities and the numerous medical services that a small private
hospital can offer. The visit ended with
the children having their pictures taken with their artwork. One of the Year 7 girls said, "It was an
amazing experience seeing mine and everyone else's paintings on the wall".