Schoolchildren in Harborough have decorated their hedge in a rainbow of pom poms

Passers-by have been encouraged to add their pom poms to the design

Monday, 18th May 2020, 10:02 am
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 10:04 am

Children at a Market Harborough school have created a stunning rainbow to salute NHS staff and other key workers.

Pupils at Ridgeway Primary Academy on The Ridgeway have conjured the magnificent rainbow of pom poms on their school hedge for everyone to enjoy and admire.

Some youngsters have made the pom poms at home with others created by the children of critical workers at school.

Pupils at Ridgeway Primary Academy on The Ridgeway have conjured the magnificent rainbow of pom poms on their school hedge for everyone to enjoy and admire.

They have then meticulously decorated the hedge as part of their daily exercise.

Angela Dewes, the school’s executive headteacher, said: “It’s been a great way for the children to remain engaged with the school and encourages them to get creative and take regular exercise.

“We’ve also invited all the children starting with us in September to join in too.”

She added: “We hope it has brightened not only our pupils’ days but also the local community.

“If anyone would like to contribute to the pom pom rainbow, please feel free to hang it up with the others on your daily walk.”

Ridgeway school, a member of the Learn Academies Trust, still has places available for September 2020 entry.