Children at Swansfield Park Primary School were challenged to come up with a design in any medium of their choice.
The categories were: Over the rainbow; Say it with flowers; Paint a key worker; and create your own key worker ‘Banksy’.
Local artist, Katherine Renton, who is normally on the judging panel for Alnwick in Bloom, helped with the judging process.
She said: “I am very impressed with everyone who has gone to the effort of making a picture for this very special art competition, while you have all had to stay at home.
“I’ve had a lovely time looking through all the art work that has been made as a thankyou to all our key workers.
“Lots of different art materials have been used, and I love the fact that all the entries are very different from each other - there are some lovely ideas!”
Take a look at the work of the talented children here….
1. Erin Campbell
Judge Katherine Renton says: 'A very eye-catching design by Erin, showing a hand in rainbow colours which seems to be waving and making a rainbow at the same time! The rainbow is a symbol of hope, and a hand can be used to care for others. We also use our hands to clap our carers, so I thought this painting beautifully summed up the good things that are all around us in this crisis.'
2. James Bonnett
Judge Katherine Renton says: 'James’ rainbow is made from lots of toy vehicles that have been carefully parked to create a rainbow. This made me think of the key workers that still have to drive in their fire engines, ambulances and delivery vans. It also made me think of all the carparks that have had to close, and the empty roads, because most people have had to stay at home.'
3. Holly Saycell
Judge Katherine Renton says: 'This beautiful rainbow, by Holly, is carefully made from wild flowers and makes me think of all the walks we have enjoyed in the countryside during lockdown. We are very lucky to all be living in Northumberland surrounded by all its wildlife.'
4. Shona Gordon
Judge Katherine Renton says: 'Shona has drawn a very detailed picture of an ambulance, and she has looked very carefully at a real ambulance to get the colours right. She has shown the ambulance travelling on an emergency to help someone, with a rainbow above it to symbolise hope and protection for the patients, and for our NHS staff. Shona has put a lot of thought into this excellent picture.'