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Ward 3 at the Coalville Community Hospital

Soft Touch Arts Provide Music Sessions

This year, Soft Touch Arts have expanded their work with the Hospital School to include music production and recording activities at Ward 3. Ever reliable tutors Steve and Perri spend several days in the early part of the year working with the young people on the ward to produce several tracks of original work. A selection can be listened to here:

Successful Fundraising by Ward 3


On Tuesday 25th September, staff and students got together and held a Macmillan coffee morning.

Students had lots of fun baking cakes for the event. Together we made coffee cake, Victoria sponge, lemon cake, and a selection of vegan cakes including brownies and cupcakes.

We invited staff from wards 1 and 2 and together we had a lovely morning, chatting, laughing and enjoying a lovely cup of tea and a slice of cake (or two!).

The event was extremely successful and we raised an impressive total of £107.32 for Macmillan. We would like to thank everyone for their contributions.

Written by a ward 3 student.

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Quotes from students and staff:

“I really enjoyed the morning – it was nice to catch up with the staff and students over a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake”.

“The viccy sponge was M&S quality”.

“It was a good atmosphere and nice to do something for a good cause”.

“The preparation for the event was really fun and the decorations looked really good”.

“They had the positive vibe down to a T(ea)!”

“It was lovely”.


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Young people from our CAMHS inpatient ward at Coalville hospital have been putting their artistic skills to good use this week, raising £50 for Comic Relief through a raffle of handmade cards, bookmarks and other craft pieces.

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Rachel Scott, a teaching assistant from the hospital school at our CAMHS inpatient unit (Ward 3 at Coalville Hospital), runs a weekly ‘Helping Others’ group on the ward, encouraging the young people to get involved in community events and charity work to help raise their self-esteem. The group has already organised a coffee morning in support of MacMillan Cancer Support, and made Christmas cards which they took round to other patients at the hospital. They wanted to do something for Comic Relief, and had the idea of creating works of art which they could raffle to people visiting the ward. Rachel said: “I’m really proud of what the young people have produced and I know that they are too. Having the opportunity to do something practical which helps other people makes everyone feel good.”

Students also commented on the event:

‘It was a really engaging day and something I wouldn’t expect to do in hospital so it was great’.

‘I think it brought everyone together and you got to really interact with staff and other patients’.

‘I enjoyed giving out tickets for the raffle, and it was great to see people’s happy faces when they won their prizes’.

‘I think the fact that we made crafts made us more motivated’.

Staff on the ward also wore red for the day to raise even more money. Pictured are (L-R): Rachel Scott, teaching assistant, Helen Booth, deputy matron, Shabana Vadiwala, team leader, Wadzanai Chinosengwa, healthcare support worker and Rosie Denman, teacher from the hospital school.

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Staff and Students Raise Money for Charity

On Thursday 5th October 2017 the young people from ward 3 spent the day making cakes and other baked goods, in preparation for our Macmillan coffee morning. We made brownies, muffins, cakes, flapjacks, cheesecakes and much more so we could raise as much money for charity as we could with the help of the other wards in hospital. Despite students and staff getting covered in cake mixture and icing sugar, the preparation was extremely fun and spirits on the ward were high. Students and staff had the chance to chat over a cup of tea and a slice of cake which was really enjoyable.

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Along with spending time in our dining room, which we spent time decorating with paper chains and glitter butterflies, we went around the other wards with a trolley of cakes and muffins, to spread our smiles around the hospital. When doing this we saw how much it makes people feel better to know they’re helping others. So not only did we raise £170 for Macmillan, we also managed to put a smile on the faces of the patients on the wards, as well as our own.

Quotes from the students & staff:

‘The amount of cake was amazing-it made it too hard to choose which to try’.

‘I enjoyed having the chance to bake all day’.

‘It was lovely to see students so relaxed and engaged-it’s left them wanting to do it more often’.

‘It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, whilst raising money for a good cause. The cake was a bonus too!’

Written by the students at ward 3.

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Children In Need Fundraising at CHS

puseyStaff and students across the sites of the Children's Hospital School worked to raise money for the Children In Need charity on the 11th November 2016. This took place as a non-uniform day across the different areas of the school.

The staff and students of Ward 3 had a particularly strong turn out with the students creating yellow spotty Pudsey Bear hats to wear.
As a whole school, £127 was raised on the day. Many thanks to all involved!

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