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Kits to help our young patients get creative

26th August 2020

Our arts team is working with Wandsworth Arts Service to deliver creative kits to our young patients.

This week our arts team delivered over 70 Create and Learn Play Kits to young patients across our paediatric departments. The kits, packed full of arts and craft materials as well as an activity book of creative things to do, have been distributed to over 2,700 children across Wandsworth.

"At the moment the access to some resources have been limited so due to this kind donation of art supplies we have been able to provide some of our patients with fun activities to participate in at the bedside. This makes a huge difference to a patients experience in hospital as children and young people can often feel anxious, bored and frustrated during their admissions and by actively doing something calming and creative can really help their admission be a positive one" - Hazel, Healthcare Play Specialist

Creativity is incredibly important for children’s health and wellbeing. At a time when some families may be isolated and school closures have meant that many children have missed out on art activities or access to art materials these kits are a huge help in encouraging creative expression and providing distraction during anxious moments in hospital.

We are delighted to be able to support this project that has seen Wandsworth’s creative organisations, including Battersea Arts Centre and Tara Arts, joining forces to put together resources and materials to help families get creative this summer.

Arts St George’s is managed and funded by St George’s Hospital Charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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