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April's school friends create artwork to show support

Pupils, staff and parents at April Jones' school have created a special area to show their support for the search for the five-year-old.

Artwork created by youngsters at April Jones' primary school. Credit: Machynlleth Primary School/PA

Youngsters at Machynlleth Primary School have been making heart-shaped messages for April and have also created a collection of artworkto present to April's family.

A school spokesman said: "There is an open book for parents, pupils and staff to note messages of support for April, Coral, her dad Paul, as well her sister Jasmine and brother Harley during this traumatic time.

A special area has been created for pupils at April's school. Credit: Machynlleth Primary School/PA

"There are also scented candles and fresh flowers which creates a quiet, relaxing atmosphere where staff and pupils can contemplate and pray.

"And outside the school boundary fence swathes of pink fabric have also been placed to visibly demonstrate April is in our thoughts and prayers and that we want her back in school as soon as possible."

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