A Rotherham school saw out the autumn half term with a multi-coloured bang as over 200 children got seriously messy to support Bluebell Wood.

It comes after a bubble of key-workers’ children at Anston Greenlands Primary had a sneak peek at the charity’s ‘Virtual Colour Throw’ before the summer holidays.

Children and staff had so much fun covering one another with powdered paint, this time they decided to get the whole school involved.

Separated into classroom bubbles, each group of children dashed around a custom built track on the school’s playground while school staff covered them from head to toe in all the colours of the rainbow.

Chellsea Brown, whose little boy Sonny, 4, took part on the day, said: “Sonny had a great time in the Colour Throw helping to raise money for a charity we’re very fond of.

“Sonny has Cerebral Palsy and I honestly got a little bit emotional watching him joining in, laughing and smiling, and having so much fun with his friends.

“Yet again, he didn’t let Cerebral Palsy stop him getting stuck in. A huge well done everyone who took part – it looked like so much fun.”

Alex Wirth, Head Teacher at Anston Greenlands Primary, said: “It was a wonderful way to see out what’s been an unusual half term, and it’s safe to say everyone was rainbow coloured by home time!

“Bluebell Wood is a brilliant local charity and taking part in their Colour Throw was such a fun way to show our support and help raise funds."

“Thank you very much to Bluebell Wood for the opportunity and to all the children, school staff and parents and carers for making it such a success.”

The charity launched the Virtual Colour Throw - which people can participate in at home, school or work - after cancelling its flagship Colour Dash event where thousands were expected to coast through clouds of colour to raise thousands for Bluebell Wood.

Beth Cole, Events Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re delighted to hear the children and staff had such a wonderful time taking part in our Colour Throw.

“It’s a fantastic way to spread a bit of joy and positivity in these uncertain times, while helping to raise funds for a life-changing local charity.

“If you’re a teacher reading this and you’d like to arrange a post-lockdown Colour Throw of your own, please email me at [email protected] and I’ll be happy to help.”

To host your own Colour Throw, click here