Budding young artist scoops to logo prize

Young artists from Rotherham has been busy unleashing their creative streak, as part of a competition to shape the identity of a new 0-19 integrated public health nursing service.

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:11 am

The new service, which will be run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, is being launched on April 1. It will provide young people and families in Rotherham with streamlined access to care. Previously separate services - such as school nursing, health visiting and oral health - will now be delivered by the new 0-19 service.

As part of the launch, young people from across Rotherham were invited to submit their ideas and creations for a logo to represent the new service. A number of entries were received from students at Wickersley School and Rotherham Aspire.

The winner of the competition, Mia Jeffrey, aged 13, attends Wickersley School and will now see her design digitally transformed for wider use. As an added bonus, Mia has been presented with some fantastic prizes, including X-Factor tour tickets, Rotherham United match tickets and a graphic design experience day.

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Mia said: “It was my mum who told me about the competition. I really enjoy art and using my creativity so I knew I would enjoy taking part.

“I think it’s good to get the people who are going to use the service involved in creating the logo. I was really happy to win and there were some great prizes.”

Tracy Armstrong, deputy head of nursing in Children’s Services, said: “Our new service will be a great benefit to children, families and young people of Rotherham. Services such as health visiting, school nursing and health promotion have been brought together to provide a seamless public health nursing service.