Falmouth school pupils unveil ‘Wonderwall’

Fantastic to see the unveiling of the Children’s Unit ‘Wonderwall’ at the Royal Cornwall Hospital – a place for young patients to leave their comments about their care in hospital.

A development of similar feedback boards already around our hospital sites, this new Wonderwall has been designed by Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils from Marlborough Primary School in Falmouth, combining each child’s artwork to create an stunning oceanic backdrop. Magnets, modelled on elements taken from the children’s paintings, such as lighthouses and underwater creatures, give the Wonderwall an interactive element so that children can enjoy adding their own creativity to the scene.

“It all came about from our ‘Take Over Day’,” explains practice development nurse for children’s services Tabi Fergus, “an event we held last year and hope to run every year, inviting children to give us their ideas for improving the experience of young people in hospital. They’ve also helped to redesign our patient survey and another local primary school is working on a video that we’ll be making very soon.”

The Wonderwall was greeted by a chorus of oohs and ahhs as the children saw their finished project for the first time and were joined by young patient Frankie to cut a ribbon to mark its unveiling.