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Year 5 Pupils at Firs Farm get arty with Hospice patients

  • Published date
    21/07/2015
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

Year 5 pupils from Firms Farm were treated to a tea party at the Winchmore Hill Hospice to celebrate the end of their creative arts project that took place over July. The pupils visited the Hospice once a week and spent time with patients on an individual basis, learning about their life stories and backgrounds. The children then worked together with patients to develop a piece of unique art. Parents, patients and staff also attended the tea party to view the artwork and hear about their experience. Kyri, 10 years old said: “It was really fun learning about someone else’s life. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so I’m really happy to have been able to take part. “ Lisa Ward has been a day services patient for five weeks, “The boys I teamed up with had really good ideas. First they interviewed me about my life and my interests. Then we all set out how we were going to intepret those things into the art piece. We discovered through the interview that despite our age difference we had a lot in common.” Anna Yianni a year 5 parent said: “The project is such a great way to get our children to learn about empathy and other people and also to question their own beliefs and to talk about loss.”

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