By Ninder Kaur

Students from Margaret McMillan Primary School, Iqra Academy Primary School, Clayton Church of England Primary School, St. William’s Catholic Primary School and Farnham Primary School all took part in providing 100 pictures which have been framed and placed on the walls of a new viewing gallery on the hospital’s top corridor overlooking the new £28m wing.

The initiative was led by Hayley Collis, fundraiser for Bradford Hospitals Charity and the artwork aims to capture the pupils’ hopes and dreams for our new children’s wards, elderly care wards and 16-bed critical care unit.

Hayley  added: “This new art gallery not only provides a welcome distraction for our patients but floods

Hayley Collis and fundraising volunteer Naz Rafiq
Fundraising volunteer Naz Rafiq and Bradford Hospitals Charity fundraiser Hayley Collis

the corridor with bright colours and gives visitors something to talk about when they come up to take a look at how our new hospital wing is developing.

“Many people who have come up to have a look have told me that they think the pictures are a great idea and I couldn’t agree more.

“What was once a drab hospital corridor has now been brought to life with colourful art by the children of Bradford.”

Later this week, some of the artwork will be placed around the new hospital wing’s construction site.

Work on the new wing started in April and is due to continue until autumn 2016.

More schools are joining the art scheme on a weekly basis to provide even more designs to illuminate the building site.

If your school is interested in participating in this art scheme, please contact Hayley on