Millom students bring past to life at day centre
Last updated at 13:47, Monday, 19 March 2012
ART students created a colourful memory wall for the patrons of a day care centre.
Adding a splash of creativity to a couple of blank walls at the Jubilee Day Care Centre, in Millom, students from Millom School Sixth Form painted famous faces from the past, including Winston Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt.
The centre caters for people with memory problems and the project was designed to spark conversation among its users.
Work started in December when the images were first sketched on to the walls.
The project was finished a fortnight ago after a touch of colour was added to the mural.
A-Level art student, Craig Giles, 17, said the images displayed important moments from Britain’s past.
He said: “We got asked to use our imaginations and fill the blank wall with colour.
“The images we chose are a major part of our history.
“It was great because we picked up stories from the centre users as we were going along.”
Churchill and former US president Roosevelt are joined by some other iconic figures from history, including Elvis Presley, Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin – and not forgetting Ulverston-born Stan Laurel and his comedic partner Oliver Hardy. Head of Art at the school, Simone Faulkner, said it was a privilege to be able to give something back to the community.
She added: “We hope the users of the centre appreciate it and talk about it for a long time to come.”
Kath Edwards, day care organiser for Age UK West Cumbria, said: “It was a totally blank canvas and we wanted something we could use to reminisce and to add a bit of colour to a blank wall.
“Some of the visitors had an input and it got them talking about the people on the wall.
“It triggered conversations which is what it was all about. It has turned out absolutely brilliantly.”
First published at 13:11, Monday, 19 March 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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