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Giant Rainbow painted at Upton-Upon Severn Primary School

Published Monday, 20th April 2020

A giant rainbow has been painted on the playing field at Upton-Upon Severn Primary School and Riverboats Children's Centre to say thank you to NHS staff and key workers.

The Midlands Air Ambulance base at Strensham is nearby so pilots and crew will see it when they take off and land.

 The rainbow is 30 metres (98 feet) across. It took two people from Fleet Line Markers Ltd five hours to paint and will last for around three weeks.

 Julie Wills, Headteacher of Upton-Upon Severn Primary School said:

“We are coming together with the entire community to say thank you to everybody across Worcestershire for the support that they are giving to our emergency services and to the NHS. The communities are needing us more than ever. The schools are open to provide support for the children. Down here at Upton, the message is of positivity of trying to give our children the scaffold that they need to get through this crisis and to show them that there is hope and there is happiness that can lie ahead.”

 Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills at Worcestershire County Council, Councillor Marcus Hart said: “This is such a wonderful and uplifting thing to do at a time when we all need a boost. I’m so impressed with the way that headteachers, teachers and everyone who works in schools are rising to our new challenges. They do all this with such care and attention, making every effort to show our children how to stay positive. They really do go above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you!”