Thank you NHS: rainbows across Wanstead and Woodford add colour to lockdown

Residents across Wanstead and Woodford have joined the international trend of displaying children’s rainbow art in their windows, to pay tribute to NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

“A rainbow has a pot of gold at the end, but it seems the rainbows I see when walking around Woodford have two. At one end is the appreciation of all our front-line workers and at the other, the flowering of children’s art. From pavements to windows, it’s great to see their artistic involvement,” said Julia Brett, founder of Woodford Arts Group.

Rainbow-themed designs range from painted banners and illuminated balloons to Lego creations and pavement chalk drawings. It is thought the trend started in Italy and rapidly caught on in other countries, enabling children to go rainbow spotting on their daily walk.