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Some of the primary school students, whose artworks now grace the walls of the Yamba Community Health Centre, are pictured with some of the centre’s staff and Clarence Health Service’s executive officer, Dan Madden, on Tuesday March 16. Pic: Contributed.

Students’ artworks brighten health centre

Some of the primary school students, whose artworks now grace the walls of the Yamba Community Health Centre, are pictured with some of the centre’s staff and Clarence Health Service’s executive officer, Dan Madden, on Tuesday March 16. Pic: Contributed.
Some of the primary school students, whose artworks now grace the walls of the Yamba Community Health Centre, are pictured with some of the centre’s staff and Clarence Health Service’s executive officer, Dan Madden, on Tuesday March 16. Pic: Contributed.

 

Yamba Community Health Centre (YCHC) has become a much brighter place thanks to the creative efforts of Yamba’s artistic primary school children.
The Clarence Health Service’s executive officer, Dan Madden, said the students’ artworks had given the centre’s blank walls a personal touch.
“The centre’s nursing unit manager, Judy Thomas, and the staff of the community health paediatric services approached the three local primary schools last year and asked whether their students would like to create some artworks for the reception area of the centre, and the hallway leading down to the clinical room,” Mr Madden said.
“Judy’s request was met with great enthusiasm by staff and students, with the students provided the theme of ‘Our Valley’ from which to create their masterpieces.
“It was a great theme, as the artworks focus on all that the Clarence Valley and Yamba have to offer, including rolling hills, beaches, and the lighthouse.”
Ms Thomas said the children’s artworks would also provide a therapeutic benefit to the YCHC, as the canvases are “very bright and relaxing”.
“I would like to officially thank the students of St James Primary School, Palmers Island Primary School and Yamba Primary School for all their efforts in creating such beautiful pieces of artwork for the YCHC,” Ms Thomas said.
An official unveiling ceremony and morning tea was held on Tuesday March 16 to thank the students for their creative efforts.

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