Milton Keynes students create Banksy-style art mural for the NHS

Students from the Bridge Academy in Coffee Hall have created a Banksy-style art mural to pay tribute to the nation's healthcare workers.

The piece of art was created by students attending school during lockdown and led by GCSE art student Caitlin Lee Glennon.

It took five art lessons to complete, with Caitlin individually cutting the stencils and spray painting the hearts onto the wall with help from her art teacher.

The mural has been spray-painted onto the side of the school building and is visible from Jonathans in Coffee Hall. 

This is one of the many ways that people throughout Milton Keynes have celebrated the work of the NHS during lockdown. Every Thursday at 8pm, residents take to their doorsteps to applaud the nation's healthcare workers, with Intu Milton Keynes and centre:mk also turning blue for the occasion.

People have also been fundraising for the NHS and collectively have raised millions of pounds since the pandemic began. One well-known fundraiser is Colonel (soon to be Sir) Tom Moore, from Marston Moretaine, who raised £33m by walking 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday.

Other members of the local community have also taken part in raising funds, with the MK Dons SET setting themselves a 200km challenge and an Arriva bus driver dressing as a superhero whilst at work.