Our Rainbow Challenge
We are thrilled to share colourful coverage of Knockhall Primary School’s Rainbow Challenge in Kent Online for both Dartford and Gravesend Messenger! They’ve named the link: ‘Spreading Rainbow Joy’ Hope it brightens your day.
Coronavirus Kent: Knockhall Primary school in Greenhithe cheers up residents at Rosewood Care Home with rainbows
Primary school pupils are lifting the spirits of care home residents by sharing their rainbow art. Children from Knockhall Primary School in Greenhithe have been sharing the positive symbols with the self-isolating staff and residents at Rosewood Care Home. Year 2 teachers Sam Mulock and Cerys Finch jumping for joy next to a large rainbow created by staff and pupils Year 2 teachers Sam Mulock and Cerys Finch jumping for joy next to a large rainbow created by staff and pupils Across the country, rainbows have become a symbol of hope amidst the coronavirus crisis, with drawings and paintings popping up in the windows of homes and businesses to cheer up passers-by. While schools remain closed generally, they are open for vulnerable children and those of critical workers. Pupils and staff who have been continuing to attend Knockhall Primary School were inspired to decorate their school with rainbows – from chalk drawings in the playground to a giant one spanning multiple windows. The cheerful artwork caught the eye of the nearby Rosewood Care Home and they asked the school if they could start sending rainbows in for residents to enjoy. Pupils were instantly inspired and quickly came up with the Knockhall Primary Rainbow Challenge. Youngsters who are still attending school make rainbows which are then safely delivered to the care home. Those who are at home can send the school photos of their own colourful artwork which is then forwarded on to the residents. Many rainbows have been created by Knockhall school pupils, both at home or in school, to share happiness with the care home residents Many rainbows have been created by Knockhall school pupils, both at home or in school, to share happiness with the care home residents Rainbows are being crafted out of paint, markers, clay, pipe cleaners and even bottle caps. Pupils who are still attending school will also be decorating plant pots with rainbows and filling them with seeds for care home residents to grow in their rooms. Suky Tiwana, head of the school, said: “Staff at Knockhall Primary School are brilliantly engaging our pupils with distance learning, ensuring the safety of the children who are able to come into school, and of course helping to spread hope and cheer through our Rainbow Challenge with Rosewood Care Home. "We are very proud to work with our entire school community throughout these unprecedented times.” Teachers are using Google Classroom to work with the children on distance learning. The school is asking parents with children at Knockhall Primary School to get involved in the Rainbow Challenge and send in a photo of their child’s creation through Google Classroom or via the school’s twitter page @KnockhallPrima1.