- Advertisement -

PROUD SUPPORTER

Saturday, 19 September 2020

CHARITY TODAY AWARDS

Ashcroft School students have a heart for NHS workers and patients

- Advertisement -
STUDENTS at Ashcroft Services, the Together Trust school that supports children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, have been getting crafty to show their support for frontline NHS staff and Covid-19 patients at Wythenshawe hospital.

The project was led by Angela Daniels, a learning support assistant at the school.

Angela said:

“Everyone here at Ashcroft is very grateful to our local NHS frontline staff and we’ve all been keen to show this, especially the children.

“A very close friend of mine is a critical care nurse at Wythenshawe Hospital and I knew they would really appreciate the support from our students. With this in mind, we helped the children to individually decorate wooden hearts, in their own unique style and with their own personal messages of support, for all the staff and COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Wythenshawe hospital.

“The children did such a good job, and the hearts were so colourful and so filled with love and sympathy. The staff at the ICU were genuinely touched by what the children had done for them and really appreciated the support for both them and their patients.”

Eileen Sheerin, the headteacher at Ashcroft, said:

“Art plays an important part in what we do at Ashcroft, where we use it to help our students to learn how to express themselves and how to communicate what they’re thinking and feeling.

“Now more than ever it’s wonderful to see our young people using these skills to show care and compassion to those who are sick, as well as their thanks and support to local frontline NHS staff.

“I’m so proud of our students for doing this and I’m very proud of Angela and all she’s done to make it happen. She’s helped bring out the best in the children, and helped us show that the nurturing approach we take at Ashcroft helps our young people to reach their full potential.”

The TogetherTrust has been using art to support frontline carers during the COVID-19 crisis, with drawings and pictures being displayed in local NHS hospitals and our own care settings.

Ashcroft supports children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs using bespoke education packages that are tailored to individual students needs. The school uses a nurturing approach, building trust with students to help develop their confidence, allowing them to break through barriers and achieve their goals.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

1,362FansLike
1,834FollowersFollow
30,055FollowersFollow
1,200SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

New report: How to tackle climate change through community action

THE National Lottery Community Fund has today published a new report sharing learning and insights from recent environmental projects made possible thanks to National...

Famous faces show their support for first-ever virtual RBC Race for the Kids

HARRY Potter star, Jason Isaacs, Downton Abbey actor, Matt Barber, Great British Bake Off favourite, Candice Brown and actor, Michelle Collins will be pounding...
- Advertisement -

Employment News

Samaritans appoints Keith Leslie as new Chair of Trustees

THE leading suicide prevention charity in the UK and ROI has appointed Keith Leslie as the new Chair of Trustees at Samaritans. Keith joins Samaritans...

The Big Issue makes two new appointments

THE Big Issue is expanding its reporting team with the appointment of a new Digital Editor and the newly created role of Digital Producer. Alastair...

New asbestos-related cancer nurse specialist appointed for South Tyneside and Sunderland

JOANNE Anderson has been appointed as a new Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Joanne will be...

Related News

Disability Action Yorkshire learners benefit from Freemasons Coronavirus grant

DISABLED students in Harrogate are being aided in their lessons thanks to a local Masonic Lodge. Harlow Lodge secured a grant of £1,500 to enable...

Awards project receives grant boost

A share of £600,000 has been awarded to three West Midlands organisations to create inclusive arts and cultural projects linked to the Commonwealth Games,...

Auntie’s fundraising for miracle baby Kayleigh

THE auntie of a young baby who was operated on during her birth has fundraised for a Manchester hospital which helped save her niece’s...

Revolutionary piece of equipment will support surgeons operating during pandemic

LEEDS Cares funds revolutionary piece of equipment to help support surgeons operating during the pandemic. Leeds Cares has announced that Leeds Teaching Hospitals is now...

Samaritans appoints Keith Leslie as new Chair of Trustees

THE leading suicide prevention charity in the UK and ROI has appointed Keith Leslie as the new Chair of Trustees at Samaritans. Keith joins Samaritans...
- Advertisement -
X