Thursday 14th July 2011 saw pupils at Highlands Primary School take part in art workshops facilitated by a team of community artists who are responsible for the creation of a series of exciting and engaging artworks as part of the development of the new Bransholme Health Centre on Goodhart Road.
The state-of-the-art health and community centre will follow the lead set by other similar developments delivered by developer Citycare and feature artwork that relates to the local area in terms of history and surroundings.
The workshops will give pupils a chance to create pieces of art that may influence those that eventually appear in the finished health centre, whilst at the same time expressing how they see their community, their hopes and aspirations for the health centre and the area in general.
Helen Rook, teacher at Highlands Primary School, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the children and one they are really excited about. Our Year One theme for this term is 'all around our school' so these workshops fit perfectly. It's great that they have a chance to affect such an important project for the area. Quite often such big developments go ahead with no input from local people so it's refreshing to see Citycare and NHS Hull so keen to interact with us."
Jo Barnes, chief executive at Citycare, said: "The new health centre is one that the people of Bransholme, young and old, will use and benefit from for generations to come. Creating an arts programme for the building in association with the local community is a really important part of the development of this scheme and I'm sure it will also be lots of fun for the children involved!"
The new Bransholme Health Centre, which is the 11th to be developed by Citycare, will be home to:
11 GP Practices (relocating GPs from the current health centre)
Public health services including stop smoking sessions, active lifestyle and weight management programmes
Audiology services for both adults and children
Community nursing teams Sexual health/family planning clinics
Secondary care services, including anticoagulation, cardiac services, community midwives,dermatology, dietetics, gynaecology, orbital prosthesis, paediatric clinics, podiatry, retinal screening, urea breath testing, speech and language therapy
Occupational health services
A carers' group and Citizen's Advice Bureau
Mental health services including counselling and improving access to psychological therapies
Substance Misuse Workers
Space for community group meetings and other multi-use spaces
It is due to open in August 2012.
For further information please contact Citycare LIFTCo