St Dominics’ Expressions of Care


Pupils from St. Dominics Priory School came third in Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s Expressions of Care Art Exhibition at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery last week.

The theme for their project is based on the Hospice’s mascot ‘Dougie the Sunflower’. Each student from Nursery to Year 6 made a petal using different mediums. Some students’ applied words to represent emotions and feelings linked to the charity. Years 7,8 and 9 created small textile flowers for the centre of the sunflower.

Expressions of Care is part of the Hospice’s Community Engagement project aiming to let the communities right across North Staffordshire dispel myths about Hospice care and inform them about the work Dougie Mac does.

Liz Clarke, Head of Community Engagement commented,

“We would like to thank all of the pupils at St. Dominic’s Priory School for their wonderful work which was voted into the top 3 out of 20 schools right across North Staffordshire. Expressions of Care is our first ever art exhibition, and it has been fascinating to see how all of the schools have described the Hospice within their pieces of work.We could not have done this without the support of the staff at all of the schools and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery for allowing us to exhibit the entries.”

Karen Davies, from St. Dominic’s Priory School added,

“The pupils really enjoyed taking part in this design project; the whole school took part and everybody had a role to play. Our nursery and Prep School created the petals and senior pupils prepared the flowers in the centre of the collage. This exercise was very close to our hearts as one of our former teachers, Mick Kirkland was in the Hospice a couple of years ago and it’s dedicated to him.”

To view all the entries from the Expressions of Care Art Exhibition please visit the Dougie Mac Hospice’s Facebook