Children are painting rainbows to place in their windows to raise the spirits of passers-by

Louetta R. Clark

The coronavirus outbreak has lead to children around the UK staying home today after schools closed to most pupils on Friday.

To keep up their art skills – and bring smiles to their local community – many kids have been painting rainbows and sticking them to their front windows as part of a global trend.

Mums have been posting snaps of their uplifting creations online, leading to youngsters being praised for their efforts to raise spirits at this uncertain time.

One family getting involved is Vicky Corbley and her children, from Oldham in Manchester, who produced designs featuring the messages “don’t worry” and “we’ll get through”, along with notes thanking delivery drivers and postal workers.

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