Here at St Wilfrid's we take great pride in supporting our children, all of whom have a variety of different needs. If your child has experience significant loss in their lives either through divorce or loss of a loved one through death, Rainbows could be of great benefit to your child, helping them to talk about their feelings.

If you feel your child would benefit from the programme or would like further information, please do not hesistate to contact Mrs Dooner who is our coordinator. The programme facilitators are Mrs Langley and Miss Richards.


Bereavement Support Great Britain
Rainbows Bereavement Support GB is a well-respected national charity having a proven, positive impact on the lives of children, young people and adults grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.

Introduced into Great Britain in 1992, the charity now operates in over 700 schools in England, Scotland and Wales.  It is currently available to over 72,000 children and young people.

The  Rainbows Programmes (a generic name covering all our 12-14 week programmes):

SunBeams: for children from Foundation One to the end of Key Stage One.
Using teddy bears, puppets and play activities, children are helped to express their feelings of loss and to feel supported through their grief.
Quote from a bereaved father: “Since attending Sunbeams my son can now speak about his Mum. Thank you for the change you have made in him”

Rainbows: has three different levels and is suitable for children in Key Stage Two and lower Key Stage Three.
Using journals, story books, games and activities, children learn to talk about their feelings in a safe secure environment with trained caring facilitators.
Quotes from children who have participated in the programme:
“It helped me by letting all my feelings out”. Year 5 pupil
“I did not know I was not the only one”. Year 3 pupil