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The Black Country Rainbow Hour Pledge

Encouraging all schools to commit and provide all pupils access to one hour of wellbeing and physical activity each day.

Pledge your support for the Black Country Rainbow Hour today!

We want to encourage all schools across the Black Country to incorporate wellbeing at the heart of all learning for their pupils. We are encouraging all schools to commit to and provide all pupils access to one hour of wellbeing and physical activity each day, whether that’s during your school curriculum or for your pupils still learning remotely from home.

The Rainbow Hour can be flexible in format so schools can tailor it to their school day. You can split your hour into various intervals throughout the day, staggering activities based on your schools needs and to help with maintaining social distancing and adhering to the latest government and DFE guidance. Likewise, you can deliver this in a one hour block. It’s completely down to you and your school!

Download the November 2022 edition of the Rainbow Book here.


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Schools delivering a daily rainbow hour

Pupils experiencing a daily rainbow hour
Organisations and partners supporting the rainbow hour

‘’Our Trust is running a virtual school and we are really proud of the engagement of both students and staff. Our students and staff are fully engaged each day with, ‘Amethyst Happiness Hour’ that supports children’s and staffs emotional, social well-being and reflects the principles of the Black Country Rainbow Hour but in a secondary setting. It creates a real buzz within our communities including our parents; last week we reached 100% of our children and we were trending on Twitter!

In these unprecedented times of worry we need to remind everyone that happiness is not something ready- made but comes from our own actions and it serves us all well to reflect and concentrate on our emotional and social well-being.’’

Nicola Davis, NLE and Executive Principal for Amethyst Trust

“I believe that providing our children with the opportunities suggested within the Rainbow Hour initiative is crucial to their wellbeing, as well as their continued development and progress. They have loved our outdoor learning, adapted sporting activities, creative projects and the opportunity to discuss and reflect more - understanding and exploring their feelings.

This initiative has helped staff think differently as well, to enable us to continue with exciting aspects of learning, within the boundaries we've been set. We are all proud of our garden area in particular and intend to continue with the Rainbow Hour long after things get back to 'normal'.”

Craig Ellicott, KS2, English and PE Coordinator at St John Bosco Catholic Primary School