Colour by numbers in classroom

AN INFANT school has given one of its classrooms a rather colourful makeover with some help from the community.

Falconer’s Hill Infant School, which is based on Ashby Road, has seen its old derelict mobile classroom transformed into a new ‘rainbow room.’

And the children are already putting it to good use.

Daventry-based engine firm Cummins got together with Lovell Homes and Daventry and District Housing for the project, which was completed last week.

Headteacher Coleen Wilkins, said: “Lovell supplied the paint and Cummins did the decorating work and put in a lovely kitchenette for us.

“We have this old mobile classroom here which wasn’t being used and this enabled it to be transformed.

“We will use it to work on children’s social and emotional problems if they are struggling.

“It’s somewhere peaceful we can take children to tackle these problems.

“It’s a beautiful area where the pupils can work in a more tranquil way. It’s worth its weight in gold.”

The newly-decorated classroom will also be available for parents and families who need some support.

Mrs Wilkins added: “We have very limited space at the school so refurbishing this room gives us an invaluable area. It will also be used to support families.

“The whole school will be using it on a rota basis and we hope it can also encourage pupils about working and playing together.”