After hearing that our topic this term is 'Colour and Light', Mrs Rainbow agreed to visit the Foundation Stage Unit. However it was all too much for her, and halfway through reading a story about colours, she became upset. The children wanted to know what was wrong and Mrs Rainbow told us that she had received a letter from the council demanding she paint her colourful cottage grey.
The plight of poor old Mrs Rainbow struck a chord with the kind children in Nursery and Reception and they set to work campaiging on her behalf. The whole class signed a petition to stop the painting, but were disappointed to find that it didn't work. We then tried writing letters, but that didn't work either.
Mrs Rainbow sent us a selfie and we were all horrified to see that it wasn't just her house that had turned grey - Mrs Rainbow's famous pink hair was too.
Not to be defeated, the class made signs and held a protest in the Foundation Stage playground. We sent it to the news companies and were delighted that the story was picked up by some eagle-eyed journalists and the story hit the headlines.Following the protest, we found out that the council had decided to change their mind and Mrs Rainbow's house was repainted bright yellow again. As a thank you, she sent us some puppets, a doll and a book (with a slightly different ending to the REAL one). We, in return, have written our own version of the story and made it into a class book.