THIS GIANT rainbow has been painted on the playing fields at Upton-Upon-Severn Primary School to thank you to NHS staff and other key workers.
The rainbow, between two clouds and with the message ‘Thank you everyone’ in the middle, is 30m (98ft) across and took two people from Malvern-based Fleet Line Markers Ltd five hours to paint it.
The creation will last around three weeks and, as it is near the Midlands Air Ambulance base in Strensham, pilots and crew will get to see it in all its glory when they take off and land.
Upton-Upon-Severn primary school headteacher Julie Wills 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.”
Schools are open to provide support for pupils.
She added: “Down here at Upton, the message is of positivity of trying to give our children the scaffold they need to get through this crisis and to show them there is hope and there is happiness that can lie ahead.”
Coun Marcus Hart, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for education and skills, thanked headteachers, teachers and everyone working in schools who were rising to new challenges.
He added: “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.”