PUPILS at Checkendon Primary School made a colourful rug for patients at the Sue Ryder hospice
PUPILS at Checkendon Primary School made a colourful rug for patients at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.
The children came up with the idea after visiting the hospice and asking patients what they would like.
Teacher Dawn Cox said: “The year fours went and they surveyed the day care patients about what kind of artwork they would like to see.
“We picked our colours for the rug from what the patients said and each child made a square. We have been working on it for four weeks.
“This is about the children learning about and getting involved in the community and making a positive difference. We’re really sad to be letting the rug go but we have been talking about generosity and sacrifice and it’s lovely we can give something that’s practical and pretty.”
Hospice fund-raising assistant Dakota Dibben said: “We’re always happy to have schools from the community involved in the hospice. It’s great that this school has been able to link their curriculum with the hospice.
“We’ve had a wonderful response – two of the patients wrote a thank-you letter to the headteacher.”
The rug will hang in the day hospice at Joyce Grove.