PUPILS at a Tyne Valley school have worked to brighten up a prominent nearby building site.

Children at Adderlane Academy designed and painted a rainbow to decorate the hoarding boards at the Low Prudhoe development.

Headteacher Emma Potts said the pupils were happy to get involved.

She said: "We were delighted to be asked to decorate some of the hoarding boards around the current site.

"As a school it gave us the opportunity to discuss what was happening in Prudhoe and the positive impact it will have on our lovely town.

"We talked about all of the employment opportunities that will be created.

"We thought a rainbow was really appropriate at the moment and something we could all participate in."

Coun. Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, added: "It is fantastic to see the young people from Adderlane Academy working with Robertson construction on this eye-catching piece of artwork at Tyneview Retail Park, which is possibly the biggest investment into the town we've ever seen."

The town's new Tyneview Retail Park is due to be completed by the end of the year, with McDonalds, Aldi, B&M and Cafe Ginevra preparing to set up shop there.