Colourful pictures of rainbows have started appearing in windows amid the coronavirus outbreak – and this is the reason why.

Pupils across the country are being encouraged to put up the paintings to “spread hope” during this troubled time.

Schools are now closed to children of non-key workers, with thousands of youngsters trying to continue their learning at home.

One of the ways being used to try and keep morale up in communities is by painting rainbows.

Rainbows of hope are appearing in windows everywhere! Keep on spreading the hope! Thank you to everyone who has sent them in, they are fantastic