School children create mosaics for children’s ward
School children from seven local schools have created two mosaics to brighten up the children’s ward at Northwick Park Hospital. The mosaics show two major events in 2012, the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, as part of the 12th anniversary of the Children First Cluster, Harrow, who organised the project.
Children from Hatch End High School, Cedars Manor School, St John’s C of E School, Grimsdyke School, Weald infants and junior Schools and Marlborough School visited the children’s ward on Wednesday 11 July to present their gift to staff and patients.
Dr Poblete consultant paediatrician at the hospital who has worked with the schools for many years thanked the children and those who supported them in this project and said “We are delighted to receive this precious gift. Children have made it, children have designed it, and so it is wonderful that children will enjoy it when they are not feeling well and need to be in hospital. I would like to say a special thank you to all the children on behalf of the staff, patients and Trust.”
The children who had not seen the final mosaic put together were delighted to see it decorating the walls of the children’s ward and keen to point out the individual tiles they had created.
Megan Simkins a pupil at Weald School said “We made the tiles out of clay and pressed shapes in to decorate them. I think it looks great”.
Marina Dunford who led the project explained “83 children were involved in creating these two master pieces. It was a real community project working with staff and children across the seven schools. We had an artist in residence to coordinate the piece, but the children did the rest. I would also like to thank the John Lyon’s association whose generosity has meant this project could be funded.”