Brackenbury Pupils Create Message of Love to NHS Staff and Key Workers

Dalling Road primary aims to display rainbows in every pane of glass

Brackenbury Primary pupils show off rainbows for the NHS


The school in Hammersmith's  Dalling Road remains open to the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children during the coronavirus outbreak.

So, Deputy Headteacher Georgina Ross worked with pupils both in school and at home and with their mums and dads to create this wonderful display in honour of our local heroes, who include some of the children's own family members.

The project was inspired by the #ClapForCarers moment last night, which saw millions of Britons take to the streets to express their gratitude for the NHS.

For children currently at home, a letter was sent to parents inviting the family to draw and paint pictures of rainbows in order to spread joy to frontline workers.

So far, they have received 134 pictures from both pupils and their parents and Brackenbury is now hoping to fill every pane of glass at the school with a different picture to say thank you to 'all the wonderful people working hard to look after us'.

Rainbows for the NHS at Brackenbury Primary School

Daisy, a Year 3 pupil, said: "I made my rainbow to thank the NHS for helping people."

Dave Collins, Headteacher at Brackenbury said the rainbows were created to show 'our keyworker community our gratitude'.

He added: "We have been open every day for our key worker families. Our teachers and support staff are taking it in turn to come into school.

"In addition, our teachers are writing letters to the children working at home each week and we are setting daily activities to support learning at home.

"It is such a strange time – but I am proud of how our school community has come together."

Jade Husted, a teacher at Brackenbury, who has been coming into school to help support the community, said: "It’s really important we all do our bit for the community and carry on supporting our children and families."

You can see lots more pictures of this brilliant project here.


April 3, 2020