Students redesign children’s area at Brant Road Surgery
A doctor’s surgery in Lincoln has a new look children’s area after it was redesigned by two college students.
The Patient Participation Group at Brant Road Surgery – part of NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group – decided it was time to freshen up the area.
They commissioned Izzy Yates and Kat Cameron, both 19, to redesign and paint the wall mural in the children’s area of the surgery.
The friends, who both studied at Lincoln College, came up with their own design and have now seen their ideas become a reality.
The finished design is based on current cartoons.
Izzy, who lives in North Hykeham, and Kat, from Southwell in Nottinghamshire, responded to the PPG’s call for help after the existing design had become dated.
Kat said: “The whole experience for me has been very interesting as working on a wall is very different to paper.
“It feels more permanent and all the positive feedback from patients at the surgery have really made it all worthwhile.”
The PPG were keen for local students to get involved in the project and paid for the paint the girls used to design the mural.
Izzy said: “I think the whole mural was a good experience.
“It has not only helped us with college but also allowed us to work in a public environment.
“That has made me more confident in regards to my work.
“I am so happy we got the opportunity to do it.”
Izzy and Kat, who are now going on to study Drawing and Print at Bristol University and Fine Art at University of Nottingham respectively, spent more than 30 hours on work experience as part of their Art and Design Foundation Diploma while completing the work.
Colin Fiske, secretary of the PPG, said: “We are extremely pleased with the final result and have had great feedback on it.
“The design was the girl’s own creation based on current cartoons which will reach all ages of children.
“It has far exceeded our expectations.
“It was such a pleasure to work with Kat and Izzy and watch as the mural gradually went from sketch to finished painting.
“I am sure they will go on to great success.”