Friday, 22 July 2022
LOCAL SCHOOLS TEAM UP TO SHOW SUPPORT AND COMMEMORATE NHS STAFF
Students from Outwood Academy Newbold, Cavendish Junior School and Highfield Hall Primary School have teamed up to create an art project to commemorate the NHS and their hard work throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Year 10 students from Outwood Academy Newbold have teamed up with local primary schools to lead on the ‘Coronavirus Art Project’, which allowed younger students to express themselves and create a piece of art displaying what Coronavirus meant to them. A lot of students linked their piece to the NHS, remembering all the hard work staff across the country put in throughout the pandemic.
Ms Hayley Shuma, Lead Teacher on the ‘Coronavirus’ art project said: “It was a huge honour to be able to create something collaboratively to highlight how much our NHS system means to us all and how much we value the hard work and sacrifices its employees make to keep us safe. Outwood Academy Newbold, Cavendish Junior School and Highfield Hall Primary School came together to create an artwork that not only thanks the NHS for all of their hard work throughout the pandemic, but also expresses the students’ thoughts and feelings developed by Covid-19.
“As one of the art teachers at Outwood Academy Newbold, I would like to express how extremely proud I am of our GCSE Art and Photography students. These students developed leadership skills to help plan and deliver this wonderful project to primary students in our community.
“Cavendish Junior School and Highfield Hall students are incredibly talented and relished the opportunity to create meaningful artwork that will be exhibited and enjoyed by all the staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. We really hope that staff at the hospital enjoy the artwork and are able to experience our gratitude through the murals.”
Ken Godber, Charity Director, added: “It’s fabulous to be able to re-connect with the local community after being separated for so long. The art work is fantastic and we cannot wait to be able to showcase this somewhere for all colleagues to see – it will really mean a lot to them. It’s been an honour to accept this on behalf of the Chesterfield Royal Charity and a huge thank you to everyone involved.
“I look forward to collaborating with schools in the future, whether that be through more incredible projects like this or through fundraising to help us continue to give the ‘gift of outstanding’ to our patients, staff, and visitors”
The artwork was presented to the Charity at a ceremony last week to celebrate the student’s hard work. The piece will take pride of place in the hospital to showcase the talent and support of the local community.
Charity Director, Ken Godber, pictured with all students and teachers involved in the ‘Coronavirus Art Project’
A close-up of the individual clay tiles crafted by the students.
Ms Hayley Shuma, Art Teacher, pictured with some of her Year 10 Project Leaders.Ms Hayley Shuma, Art Teacher, pictured with some of her Year 10 Project Leaders.