STUDENTS used their artistic skills to commemorate the First World War and support a new veterans centre.

Having painted a First World War mural on the Welsh Walls in Oswestry during the summer term, Marches School students have painted a second one near the town.

After being impressed with the mural in Oswestry, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt (RJAH) Orthopaedic Hospital asked the art students to paint them a mural too.

The mural, which is located on the pre-op facility, was created to highlight the Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre Appeal.

Victoria Robinson, head of art at the Marches School, said: “Our students have taken a great deal from being given the opportunity to paint both of these murals.

“It has highlighted an important time in our history, as well as promoting a wonderful cause at the hospital.” She added: “All of the students and staff involved have been delighted to be asked to contribute to this community in such a positive manner.”

RJAH wants to build the £1.5 million centre to develop its veterans service by providing a dedicated environment specifically designed for their care and to cover the whole range of orthopaedic treatment and rehabilitation

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