GRH news round up 2022


A news round up of 2022 so far.


Young girl in hospital bed holding up cookies.GRH fund-raising

Children and young people in GRH raised money for Red Nose Day by decorating biscuits and cakes and asking for donations. There was a quiz for which a prize was awarded to two brothers who enjoyed their chocolate (photo below).

Approximately £30 was raised.

Decorated biscuits

Food technology

During the year a range of recipes have been followed in Cooking and Nutrition lessons. Children and young people have made pizzas, savoury and sweet scones, gingerbread men biscuits and muffins among other things.

SconesThe School Room has a new oven which is being put to good use.


Many children and young people have participated in pottery lessons, making a range of clay items such as coil pots, pinch pots, bowls and cups.

A number of the pottery items were made as part of the Arts Award which GRH links with the Everyman Theatre to achieve - Camille Cowe is their outreach representative.

Storyteller session.

​Read for Good Book Deliveries and Story – Teller Sessions

Michael Loader from Read for Good has been able to return in person to his story-telling at GRH.

During Covid, restrictions on visiting the Children’s Centre at GRH meant that Michael was only able to deliver virtual stories, so having him back in the flesh is fabulous.

We are very fortunate in receiving 7 book deliveries every year from Read for Good. The children and young people are allowed to choose a book and keep it! This wonderful resource inspires and motivates them to read more frequently and widely.

Hospital Chaplaincy visits

Two people stood next to a shelf of books.John Thompson the Hospital Chaplain and various members of the chaplaincy team have resumed their weekly visits to GRH School Room. They share inspirational topics through discussion / interaction with our young people.

The PAT dogs

We are fortunate in being able to welcome the PAT dogs back onto the ward.

Music therapy

Musical therapy.Misha Law our music therapist continues to inspire children and young people on the ward every Friday morning.

She plays the guitar and sings with the those on the ward who wish to engage.

Misha also encourages children and young people to compose and write lyrics. They can accompany their composition with iPads or instruments.

Music Therapy is part of Wellbeing Friday.

Wellbeing Fridays

We have had a great year developing our Wellbeing Curriculum. Learning how to look after pupils’ physical and mental health, relaxation techniques and yoga have taken priority.  First Aid, (see below) has been hugely popular and successful with the children and they have learnt how to bandage a patient and how to deal with a variety of emergency situations.

3D printer:

Young boy led in hospital bed holding up his creation.Children and young people in the School Room have used Tinker- Cad to create 3D models.

New TV screen:

The new TV screen has proved a great hit with one young person who has had a long-term admission.

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