All Saints Rainbow Zones
Our school recognises the need for children to develop understanding of their emotions. Once they are able to recognise their own feelings, they can then start to empathise with others. The All Saints Rainbow Zones are split into four areas: blue, green, yellow and red. Children are taught about the different zones and encouraged to recognise where they lie in these zones, what physical signs to expect and what they can do about moving from a zone.
The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings, such as when we feel sad, tired, sick or bored.
The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. We may be described as happy, focused, content or ready to learn when in the Green Zone. This is the zone where the best learning occurs.
The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a state of alertness and heightened emotions; however, we have some control when we are in the Yellow Zone. We may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.
The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. We may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behaviour, devastation or terror when in the Red Zone.
Useful reference point: The Disney Pixar film 'Inside Out'