‘Hope in the palm of our hands’

Children of key workers at school at St Mark’s in Worle have created a beautiful rainbow banner of handprints for a ward at Weston Hospital.

Juniper Ward supports some of the most vulnerable patients with mental health issues. A staff member on the ward asked St Mark’s if they could help create a piece of art for a Rainbow Ward.

Headteacher Helen Bath said: “I contacted one of my creative staff, Rachel Taylor, asking her if she would kindly work with the children of our key workers in preparing a banner using the children’s hand prints in the form of a rainbow. She took home several hundred little hand prints, and ‘burnt the midnight oil’ putting together the beautiful banner which is more than two metres long. I was really taken aback the next morning when she brought it into school. She had really gone the extra mile – I was thrilled with it!

“The banner captures such an essence of peace and hope – the photo does not do it justice.  The banner depicts hope being in the palm of our hands; it is within our reach.”

The banner is now  up in Juniper Ward and is going to be printed and displayed on the school railings, too.


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