Schoolchildren’s colourful rainbow rocks brighten up community

The students have been spreading messages of hope during the lockdown Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THOR

The students have been spreading messages of hope during the lockdown Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMARY SCHOOLS - Credit: Archant

Suffolk schoolchildren have been brightening up their communities by decorating colourful rocks and leaving them for neighbours to find during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Suffolk primary schools have been spreading a message of hope by painting rocks Picture: WORLING

The Suffolk primary schools have been spreading a message of hope by painting rocks Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMARY SCHOOLS - Credit: Archant

Key workers’ children at Worlingworth and Thorndon Primary Schools have been spending their time creating artwork with the aim of spreading a message of hope throughout the lockdown.

Rainbows have become a symbol of solidarity for key workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak, with Ipswich mum Crystal Stanley believed to have sparked the movement nationwide through the power of social media.

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Residents in the villages have found the rainbow-painted and the pupils have been lauded by the community for helping to lift spirits.

The children have also decorated a school's playground Picture: Headteacher Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil

The children have also decorated a school's playground Picture: Headteacher Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil has praised her pupils Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMARY SCHOOLS - Credit: Archant

Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil, executive headteacher of the schools, said: “We realised that children are experiencing trauma by schools suddenly closing for most students.


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“This felt like a really good topic to choose. The community are loving it - a lot of people have said it has brightened their day.

“Rainbows are a sign of hope, and we want to pass on that hope to everyone else.”

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Headteacher Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil has praised her pupils Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMAR

Headteacher Victoria Gascoyne-Cecil has praised her pupils Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMARY SCHOOLS - Credit: Archant

Neighbours have paid tribute to the schoolchildren Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Neighbours have paid tribute to the schoolchildren Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMARY SCHOOLS - Credit: Archant

Both Worlingworth and Thorndon Primary Schools remain open for children of key workers Picture: WORL

Both Worlingworth and Thorndon Primary Schools remain open for children of key workers Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMARY SCHOOLS - Credit: Archant

The rockas have been painted with rainbows before being left in the community Picture: WORLINGWORTH

The rockas have been painted with rainbows before being left in the community Picture: WORLINGWORTH AND THORNDON PRIMARY SCHOOLS - Credit: Archant

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