PUPILS at a Romsey primary school showed their support to NHS workers during the coronavirus crisis this week.

In a bid to spread positivity, children at Romsey Abbey C of E Primary School, Church Lane, created a living rainbow using any coloured items they could find.

The photo was posted on Twitter along with a message thanking NHS workers and those “helping us to stay safe”.

Pupils also participated in a wide range of activities, such as making popcorn on a small fire in their forest school and joining thousands of viewers for Joe Wicks’ online workouts.

A spokesperson from Romsey Abbey C of E Primary School said: “The children were very keen to show their support and appreciation for the NHS and wanted to join in with other schools, families and children who have been spreading cheer by creating and displaying rainbows.

“Our children produced a living rainbow in the front of the school using all the coloured items they could find.”

“The photograph of the rainbow was then posted on Twitter along with our message saying: ‘Thank you to everyone in the NHS and those helping us to stay safe. From all the children and staff at Romsey Abbey Primary School’.”

They added: “We have really enjoyed supporting the children this week and we have done a lot of learning, as well as having lots of fun too.

“On Monday the children took part in a Forest School lesson which included making a small fire on which they were able to cook their own popcorn.

“This proved to be a really popular activity and embraced all the underlining principles of Forest Schools by encouraging learner-led exploration and discovery, along with teamwork with a chance for individual development too.

“We have continued doing our daily work outs following the online lessons by Joe Wicks, The Body Coachwho was already very popular with adults, but he is now proving to be a hit with his daily PE lessons for schools; andour children a loving the challenge.”

The school’s inclusion leader, Julie Symonds, said: “The children are working very well together both in the classroom and in their play outside too.

“The good weather is enabling us to use our lovely school ground to the maximum; the days seem to pass very quickly as we do such a wide variety of activities.

“This week we have also created floral scenes using oil pastels, learnt the techniques of Big Art, made Easter cards for a local school for children needing extra care, sanded wood blocks then decorated them with Easter designs and we have created an Easter display in the school windows.”

All of the activities took place from Tuesday, March 31.

As previously reported in the Romsey Advertiser, the Government announced on Friday, March 20 schools across England would shut for all pupils, except those related to critical workers.