Stanbury Village Primary School pupils are the latest group of youngsters to assemble a giant letter destined for use in a Hollywood-style sign.

Year five and six youngsters were shown how to create a large letter ‘U’, helped by a pair of teachers and Worth Valley councillor, Russell Brown.

Coun Brown is leading the Project Hollywood initiative, designed to involve as many younger people in the Tour de France build-up as possible.

Children from four local schools have been working on a letter each, which will be included in signs displayed at prominent outdoor locations to welcome the famous race to the Worth Valley.

Stanbury Primary School headteacher, Graham Swinbourne, said the pupils put the letter together in the school hall on Friday. “They were able to use different tools to build the letter – it went really well,” he added Coun Brown said he had been impressed with the response from all the pupils involved with the project. He said the initiative has helped them develop practical and technical skills, in addition to stirring up enthusiasm.