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People Are Putting Rainbows In Their Windows During Lockdown

People Are Putting Rainbows In Their Windows During Lockdown

If you've been out enjoying your (single) daily walk and have noticed colourful rainbows in people's windows, then you aren't going crazy.

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In fact, eye-catching rainbows are popping up in windows across the country - and the reason is wonderful.

The Chase The Rainbow project has seen children up and down the UK get out their colouring pencils and art supplies to create beautiful rainbow art, which they are proudly displaying as symbols of hope.

Amid the current coronavirus crisis, families are spreading some much-needed joy with their eye-pleasing creations - and we for one already feel uplifted.

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Some of the drawings contain hopeful slogans too, like 'we can do this' and 'don't worry', while others contain important messages of solidarity such as 'stay inside' and 'thank you NHS'.

It's thought the trend began in Italy, where citizens were put on lockdown many weeks ago, but since, it's caught on in other countries such a Spain, US, Canada, and now the UK, as we follow more stringent isolation measures.

Facebook group Chase The Rainbow UK explained the point of the project, saying it was all about spreading some positivity.

"During this difficult time our children may be unable to see their friends, to spread some positivity and hope we are encouraging our children to create a rainbow however they see fit and display in the windows of their homes," it read.

"As you're allowed to go on walks the purpose of displaying them is so that other children can spot them on a Rainbow Walk."

We're fans. What a lovely idea.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Life, Coronavirus, Real Life

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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