Rainbows is a group which is specially designed for the younger children of our school. The aim of it is to support them after a bereavement or a loss that they have suffered. It is a 12 week program that takes place on a Wednesday lunch time for 30 minutes. During these sessions the children build up a trusting relationship with the group facilitators and are able to explore their feelings within a safe and non- judgemental way. At the end of the 12 week program there is a celebration day which will be organised closer to the time.
Rainbows is an international program and information about this program is available online at rainbows.org
Our Rainbows programme aims to support and care for our children who have experienced a difficult loss or separation. Each session is designed to give children an opportunity to talk, reflect and offer advice within the group. The programme allows children the chance to share experiences with each other in a safe, confidential environment and understand that they aren’t alone in their feelings. Children complete activities in their personal journals which are only shared when children are comfortable. Staff who run the programme have all had appropriate training and at the end of the programme all staff and children involved in Rainbows participate in a ‘Celebrate Me’ Day to acknowledge the progress and the new friendships made in the group.