Art students help dementia patients

9th Jul, 2014 | Sixth Form News

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s Art students showed their caring side, producing artwork for dementia patients!

The College has an unrivalled reputation for excellence in Art and Design. The College offers Art subjects in both A Level and Vocational study, and courses are designed to help students who demonstrate a keen interest in art to reach their full potential.

The Art department was recently approached by Age UK, the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping those in later life. Age UK provides support and services, at both a local and national level, to inspire, enable and support older people.

Age UK asked the Art students to develop and produce a series of boards, showing images of memorable moments from the past fifty years. The boards were designed with the hope of acting as memory triggers for dementia patients, who struggle with their memory.

Joanne Hadcroft, Curriculum Leader for Art and Design, said, “Our students were delighted to be able to help out with the project – and they were ecstatic that the residents liked their work! It was a really worthwhile cause and great fun for everyone involved.”

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