A primary school’s rainbow tribute to frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak has become an internet sensation.

Pupils at Greenburn School, many of whom have complex health conditions, made a video to thank the NHS as part of the weekly Clap For Our Carers celebration.

But staff and parents at the East Kilbride primary have been overwhelmed by the reaction.

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Headteacher Maria Neil explained: “We wanted to do something a little bit different, that would involve the children and say thank you to the people working so hard out there for the benefit of all of us.

“Our school benefits from NHS input all year round, so this was a message to the fantastic health workers we rely on, not just at the moment, but all the time.”

Principal Teacher Carol Coubrough and ICT co-ordinator Stacey Smith put their heads together to come up with a colourful and creative project involving almost all of the school’s 62 pupils.

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“Carol and Stacey were brilliant, co-ordinating all the families and editing all the different video clips of the children performing Sing A Rainbow together,” added Maria.

“Stacey even visited some of the young people and filmed them herself - always practising safe social distancing rules of course.”

She smiled: “It was lovely to see their faces, and to watch them enjoying taking part in the project.”

The children, dressed in the colours of the rainbow, sing, dance and sign their way joyfully through the popular song, which has become a Clap For Our Carers anthem.

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Social media has been awash with praise for the project.

“This has to be number one in the Tweet charts,” said one. “It will make you humble and crumble.”

Maria said the reaction to the video is “the proudest moment of her career.”

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She added: “The current situation during this pandemic is hard on all children but for our pupils, many of whom have complex learning needs and rely on structure and routine, it is particularly difficult.

“I’m so proud of all of our families and staff. We have all been overwhelmed by the fantastic response to our video. I hope it raises awareness of our wonderful children. They have so much to give and touch people’s lives in many ways.”