A Highly Attractive Wall Hanging
On Wednesday 11th July Highley GP Dr Selva and practice manager Theresa Dolman took delivery of a wall hanging, commissioned jointly by the Medical Centre and Patients’ Group (HPG).
The wall hanging was designed and created by seven A level Textiles students from the Bridgnorth Sixth Form Partnership. Although the wall hanging was created at Oldbury Wells School, the students were from both Bridgnorth schools. The presentation of the wall hanging was attended by Medical Centre staff, members of the HPG, most of the students involved, their teacher Liz Giles Head of Design Technology at Oldbury Wells, Oldbury Wells Deputy Head, Lisa Thomas and the textiles technician Clare Brooks. Two students, Madeline Gullick and Jamie Skidmore, were unable to attend the presentation.
The colourful wall hanging, which is in four sections, includes references to Highley’s mining history and close proximity to the Severn Valley Railway and the river.
Although this work does not form part of their A-level course, the students were more than willing to give up their time for such a worthwhile community-inspired project. Through this challenge, they have demonstrated high levels of teamwork, inspiration and creativity and have brought great credit to both Oldbury Wells and Bridgnorth Endowed Schools.
The students will be able to include evidence of the project in their portfolios, when applying for university and college places.
Students Will Dill-Russell, Emily Tennant, Sian Thomas, Ellice Bishop, Samantha Orme, who was the student co-ordinator of the project with Dr Selva and Liz Giles Head of Design Technology at Oldbury Wells.
Pictured (left to right): Theresa Dolman (practice manager), Gay Barker (HPG), Students Will Dill-Russell, Emily Tennant, Sian Thomas, Ellice Bishop, Samantha Orme, who was the student co-ordinator of the project, Jim Barker (HPG) with Dr Selva and Liz Giles Head of Design Technology at Oldbury Wells.