Our picture of the week
This striking and colourful shot of schoolchildren dressed in all the colours of the rainbow is our picture of the week.
The pupils at St Barnabas' Primary School in West Humberstone, Leicester, each paid £1 to don colourful clothing.
All proceeds from the school;s fun day are to go towards a stained glass window, planned for the foyer at the school.
The Mercury's chief photographer, Andy Baker, said: "It's a striking picture because every one of those children has made a conscious effort to come into school dressed in a different colour to raise money.
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"Large group photographs are difficult and never usually make a good picture – but this is the exception."
Pupils also helped an artist design the motif for the window.
Each child in the school drew a design, and the best four will be featured on the window.
Head teacher Sue Poole said: "It seemed to go down very well with the children. They certainly all enjoyed dressing in their colours. Each class wore clothes to represent the colours of the rainbow.
"We are doing what we can within the school to raise the £4,000 for the stained glass window, but if anyone out there wants to help we'd be more than happy to talk to them!"
Ms Poole can be contacted on 0116 276 7612.