Celebrating new links between Campus and Community
Children from Tilery Primary School have been the first group to cross the River Tees to Queen's Campus, using the new £15 million Infinity Bridge, as part of a University led community arts and health project.
The children, representing the local St. Ann's community, celebrated the opening of the iconic new bridge by carrying lanterns across in a stunning parade. They were welcomed by students from the University and led to Queen's Campus Waterside restaurant.
Over 90 lanterns have been created as part of an on-going initiative to promote emotional literacy and emotional health amongst the children and local community of St. Ann's.
Durham University's Centre for Medical Humanities and Andrew Russell, Director of the Phoenix outreach programme, have been working closely with Tilery Primary School on the project which was supported by an award from the University's Community Venture Fund. The lanterns provide a powerful visual symbol of the link between the School of Health and Medicine at Queen's Campus and the local community.
The Infinity Bridge will be the key pedestrian and cycle link across the River Tees and is a symbol of the transformation and regeneration of Tees Valley. It will be officially opened on 14th May with a bold and spectacular display of innovative light, sound and pyrotechnics and a world first finale especially commissioned for Stockton-on-Tees.
All are welcome to attend the event, which will also launch the Infinity Spring Festival and Tees Valley Regatta on 15/16th May.