The Rainbow Tree is a training tool to be used in Teacher Training workshops focused on children’s participation in health education. It can be used alongside, The Rainbow Flower (a tool for children).
Like The Rainbow Flower, this tool contains seven concepts which distinguishes a participatory model from a ‘traditional health education model’. It is specially designed to be used with teachers.
Each of the seven concepts is like a branch of a tree.
For each if these 7 concepts there are three key ideas to remember that:
In our training workshops each of the 7 concepts are introduced separately using a variety of methods including discussions, games, movement and choral speaking. The challenges of implementing this new approach are tackled one by one.
After the seven sessions, the 7 concepts get combined together into one unified piece, which participants love. Then the participants work in pairs as they cut out and assemble a craft version the Rainbow Tree, reinforcing their leaning. The Rainbow Trees made by the participants are then displayed in the workshop and taken away by the participants at the end.
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