Kingshott Children's Artwork Brightens the Lives of Pinehill Patients

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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".

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