FRESH ART: Students from the Lower Clarence give Dan Madden some advice on how to hang the student-made artwork in the Yamba Community Health Centre.
FRESH ART: Students from the Lower Clarence give Dan Madden some advice on how to hang the student-made artwork in the Yamba Community Health Centre. Adam Hourigan

New artworks for Yamba Community Health Centre

THE new Yamba Community Health Centre has some new artwork, courtesy of artistic primary school kids.

Students from St James, Palmers Island and Yamba primary schools came up with the theme of Our Valley which inspired their artwork for the health centre.

"It was a great theme as the artworks focus on all the Clarence Valley and Yamba has to offer, including rolling hills, beaches and the lighthouse," Clarence Health Service executive officer Dan Madden said.

Yamba Community Health Centre nursing unit manager Judy Thomas approached the three schools last year to create artworks for the reception area of the centre, as well as the hallway leading down to the clinical room.

The idea was met with great enthusiasm by staff and students, who were happy to provide the artwork to the health centre.

Ms Thomas said as well as making the centre a brighter place, the children's artwork also provided a therapeutic benefit, as the canvases were very bright and relaxing.

"I would like to officially thank the students for all their efforts in creating such beautiful pieces of artwork for the health centre," she said.

An unveiling ceremony was held last week, where the canvases received their first public viewing.



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