How to organise rainbow routes:
- Take a map and with the help of someone who knows the area well: e.g. a
local police officer and colour in seven (colour coded) sectors (zones) leading to your
school. (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet).
- Select some safe 'Meeting / drop off points' about a mile from each
school which the children would walk every day in groups.
- Network via the school office: Identify the parents living in each
sector. Set up color coded noticeboards in the school. Get the parents together for a
- Select a meeting time for each Meeting point in each Zone (for travel
to and from school).
- Where cars are bringing groups of children to the 'Meeting Point 'give
them an alphabetic reference. You may choose to use a number, or a letter or the 'NATO
phonetic system' to avoid confusion:
Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November,
Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango,Uniform, Victor, Whisky, Xray, Yankee, Zulu.
© Dr. Clive Bennett 1999
Updated 1st Mar. 1999 Create or copy a graphic similar to that below or
scan of a map of your school catchment area and color in the boundaries of the rainbow