Students’ artwork brings joy to children in respite care

19 August 2018

Students studying on our Access to HE course have been painting colourful murals for a care facility in Leeds.

The ten students have been working at Hannah House, an NHS respite care facility for children and young adults with complex health needs based in Rothwell, Leeds.

There are six bedrooms, each given a makeover with a theme chosen by the staff and children at Hannah House. The students created designs based on the themes, which included space, woodland, polar landscape and under the sea, and have been working to bring them to life.

The students have recently completed the Access to HE course at Leeds Arts University, many of them are progressing onto degree and post graduate courses here. They are: Ben Wilkinson, Michaela Lasayova, Ellie Hawkins, Jonathan Kelly, Ruth Lafferty, Kate Fairbourn-Valey, Nicola Garvey, Sarak Kirk, Milena Graf and Anca Lowe.

Work on the murals is progressing well, and the students are hoping to complete their project by mid-September. There may also be an opportunity for students starting the course this year to get involved, creating artwork for the sensory room and corridors.

Adam Stone, Access to HE Course Leader, said:

“Hannah House is an amazing place with incredible staff who provide an important lifeline for the many families that use the facility.

The staff and kids love the work created by our students. They have worked hard to produce some fantastic designs, and I think they’ve done an amazing job!”