This week our Sixth Form Peer Mentors came to the Junior School to help Year 6 pupils with their clay dragon heads, as part of this term’s Viking topic.

Peer Mentors are Sixth Form students who act as mentors to younger students in the Senior and Junior Schools.

Mentors offer a wide range of support – it can be anything from helping new pupils to settle in, or spending time with a younger student to help with a particular academic or social issue that they may have.

Pupils volunteer to be a Peer Mentor at the start of Year 12 and this continues throughout their time in Sixth Form. They receive training from the Director of Pastoral Care.

The programme is a particularly popular way for students to commit to helping the whole school community and both Peer Mentors, and those that they work with, find that it’s a very rewarding role.

The dragon heads look incredible – well done all!