We at Beechwood Dental Care are proud to be part of our local community and try to be active in the participation and aid to local events . We also help educate local schools in all things relating to dentistry
Beechwood were proud to sponsor Bronwyn and Morgan Wheeler earlier this year.
‘The Wheelers’ have been patients of Phil’s since they were little, and were raising funds for a worthwhile expedition to Kenya during the summer of 2013. The Camps International Expedition is designed to give young people the opportunity of supporting deprived Communities with conservation projects such as:
Each young person volunteering to take part had to raise £3860 for the trip and we were more than happy to donate £150 to help each of the girls reach their target.
The girls had an amazing experience and were so grateful to everyone who supported them.
We were so pleased to be approached by two local primary schools in order for them to exhibit some of the childrens’ fabulous artwork within the practice. Robin Hood Primary School and Woodlesford Primary have enhanced lots of areas of the practice with their amazing artwork.
The children of Woodlesford Primary created some fabulous abstract textured canvases which adorn the walls at Beechwood. Many patients have commented on the lovely bright colours used by the children and have agreed that the canvases enhance the practice environment. The artists and teachers visited the practice to present Phil with their masterpieces, it was fabulous to meet so many enthusiastic children who obviously enjoyed making their creations.
Robin Hood Primary approached us and asked if we would like to be part of their ‘Art in the Community’ initiative where the childrens’ art is showcased in the local community, of course we jumped at the chance, it was soon decided that the entrance to the practice would be the best place to showcase their work.
The first painting is based on the children’s story “Titus’s Troublesome Tooth” by Linda Jennings and Gwyneth Williamson. It is depicted as a comic strip where the children have told the story through pictures with their written descriptions of how Titus’s farmyard friends are going to help him get his tooth out!
The second painting is inspired by Audrey Wood’s book “Tooth Fairy”. It shows a cross section of the Tooth Fairy’s castle. At the top the Tooth Elves are seen building a bridge out of the teeth the Tooth Fairy has collected. In the middle the Tooth Fairy is showing off the Hall of Perfect Teeth to her two guests, Jessica and Matthew. At the bottom the Tooth Robots are hard at work cleaning the “not so perfect teeth” in the Tooth Dungeon, making them as good as new.
The third painting is a scene from “Bear’s Loose Tooth” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. Bear has his first wobbly tooth and his friends, Mole, Hare, Owl, Wren and others try desperately to pull it out!
It was great to see all the paintings side by side in the entrance to the practice. All of the children involved were invited to see their work in situ and even The Rothwell Record turned up to feature us in the September 2012 issue.
We have had so many positive comments about our wonderful ,colourful entrance hallway, patients have said that the pictures even make them feel more relaxed! Everybody involved has been delighted with the outcome. We hope our relationship with both schools will continue in the future and maybe we can showcase some more amazing artwork.
(For more information about Robin Hood Primary ‘Art in the community’ initiative please visit http://robinhoodartinthecommunity.blogspot.com)
Phil Reid speaks regularly at local Primary Schools and nurseries on all things tooth related in order to promote good dental health and the importance of a healthy diet. He also aids schools in the Key Stage 2 learning of teeth and their importance by providing interactive lessons and talks on the subject.
“Dear Mr Reid,
I just wanted to register my thanks for your visit to school yesterday in support of our year ¾ topic on Teeth and Healthy Eating. Our teaching team are thrilled that you provided such a fantastic introduction to the Topic. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about teeth in a really fun and accessible way……………..Many thanks for your time and inspiring lessons on healthy teeth.”
Headteacher Robin Hood Primary School
Beechwood Dental Care are proud sponsors of the Woodlesford in Bloom campaign again this year, with our sponsored displays sited at the top of Northwood Falls and on the wall outside the practice, they are definitely eye catching.
One of our good friends gave up his time this year to go and work in remote rural clinics in Tanzania developing the skills of Health Workers and delivering basic dental services to the community. Mark Nortcliffe needed to raise funds for the trip run by Bridge 2 aid, which is a registered charity working in East Africa, towards a world free from dental pain, they provide training to increase access to dental pain relief for millions of people suffering in the developing world. Beechwood Dental Care sponsored Mark to enable him to work with this fantastic charity.
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