On 18th of October, the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele University, are starting their preparations to celebrate 100 years of learning disability nursing for 2019.
Keele University will be working with Philip Hardacker, Ceramicist and Mosaic Artist, to work with individuals with a learning disability, student nurses, academic staff and clinicians to produce a mosaic plaque to celebrate 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing. The 3rd Year students will be giving Philip an overview of the 100 years of Learning Disability nursing. Before moving into a studio space, later on in the year to complete the plaque. The plaque will be unveiled on 26th of February 2019 at a celebration event at Keele University.
The mosaic plaque will move across the West Midlands during Feb - June 2019, as part of the 100 year Midland Celebrations that will include Birmingham City University, Coventry University and the University of Wolverhampton.
The plaque will be visiting Positive Choices in Birmingham in April and then from July 2019 - December 2019 it will visit as many Universities that offer learning disability nursing as possible ( so if you want it to visit your University let us know). Whilst on tour the plaque will be used to create awareness of career pathways to potential students.
This blog is the first of a series that will follow the story of the '100 Year Midland Celebrations' from all of the Universities and other stakeholders. Events will also be shared on the 100 year celebration calendar on our website. and on our social media pages #rnld100
We can now see some of the work being completed so far at Keel with this latest Twitter post
Learning Disability Nursing students were joined by service users, clinicians and local artist @PhilipHardaker1 today for a presentation - '100 years of Learning Disability Nursing'. The group will be working on a commemorative mosaic plaque, due to tour the UK in 2019! #rnld100