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Art students go all out to cheer up sick children

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A local NHS clinic has presented students with a special award for creating bespoke artwork aimed at lifting the spirits of youngsters visiting the centre.

Art students from The City of Liverpool College have been working hard to create large decorative murals for display in the family waiting area of Smithdown Children’s walk-in centre.

The project began back in 2014 when around 20 students started the task as part of the Jigsaw Mural Project.  The final pieces of work, which featured brightly painted zoo themes and jungle animals, were presented to nurses at the centre in December by staff and students from the college’s Arts Centre on Myrtle Street.

Smithdown Children’s Walk-in Centre in the only NHS centre of its kind in the country aimed at treating young people aged between 0-15 years who present with a wide range of minor injuries and illnesses.

Photo: College students [and staff] receiving award from walk-in centre nurses

Read story in Liverpool Echo

Read story on Liverpool Community Health Trust website


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