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SOUTH Bristol youngsters have brightened up the walls of a health centre in Hartcliffe.
They created colourful works of art, which will adorn the walls of the Community Children's Health building in Osprey Court.
The centre is used by children with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anorexia and bulimia, depression and ADHD.
Youngsters who use the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, pupils from Knowle DGE and those who use associated Barnardo's services were involved in the project.
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Yesterday former Bristol City player and club ambassador Scott Murray paid a trip to the centre to officially unveil the works.
A mural was painted on the wall in the waiting area and collages were made from paintings and shapes created by the youngsters.
The pieces were then put together by artist Emma Finch, above, who worked with the children to put their works onto colourful backgrounds.
Dr Gail Loveday said: "It has been shown that art on display can help to relax kids coming to our type of clinic. This was about making children feel that this is their clinic. We asked what they wanted and this is how they responded to it.
"We had children who are not normally very verbal chatting away while they were doing this. And we have had a big reaction from everyone who comes to the clinic now."
Kelsey Wood, 11, of Hartcliffe, painted a picture of herself on stage as she likes singing, while her 14-year-old sister, Kaya, was involved creating letters spelling out the word 'Bristol', which were used on another artwork.
"I just loved doing it," she said. "It looks really cool and just makes me want to smile."
Ms Finch, the artist who ran workshops with the kids and created the final works, said: "There are 30 frames, which is pretty amazing, and I can safely say I used every single bit of artwork. I think when you have young people doing this they know what they like and if you show an appreciation of young people's artwork you are showing value and appreciation to them."