Family Tree Programme

 

Welcome to the Family Tree Programme

This programme gives families of every kind the opportunity to become stronger by working and reflecting together. The programme consists of four sessions and the resources here will guide you through each of them.  Any family can participate: the family in the home, in the classroom or school or community group.   

Click on the links below to access Resources

Session 1. OUR FAMILY: ROOTS 

Session 2. OUR GROWING FAMILY: TRUNK

Session 3. OUR GLOBAL FAMILY: BRANCHES

Session 4. THE FAMILY OF CREATION: LEAVES & FRUIT

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Families are like trees they have roots and branches. By looking at all the different parts of the tree, completing the activities and thinking about how they connect to the family, we can learn more about our families and why they are so important Each family is also invited to “build” their family tree as an arts and crafts project as they work through the programme.

The resources linked to each of the four sessions are designed to provide parents, teachers or group leaders with all they need to organise and run the programme.   In addition to Session Notes and other downloadable materials there are short films to guide leaders as they prepare to work with their particular “family” group. In addition to being aids for preparation the films can also be used during sessions if you wish.

Access the films and resources for each of the four sessions via the links on the right.  In these the Family is compared to the Roots, Trunk, Branches and Leaves of a Tree.  The first link below leads to a short film giving an introduction to the Programme and its Aims and Objectives. A text version of the Aims and Objectives is available via the second link.  This can be printed if you wish or just viewed on screen to save paper.

Good Luck, we hope that you enjoy the programme and that younger participants will learn much and also have fun. 

INTRODUCTION: Aims and Objectives Film  – Click on image below
Aims and Objectives Textclick here