Franklin Scholars group enjoy top-up training

Young mentors enjoyed a top-up training session recently to help coach and provide extra support to their peers.

Scores of students in Year 10 have been working as Franklin Scholars offering younger members of the school a helping hand with numeracy and literacy. They have been working with members of Year 7 since the autumn term.

Franklin Scholars taking part in a team building exercise as part of the practical training sessions.

Franklin Scholars taking part in a team building exercise as part of the practical training sessions.

Last week they were offered a top-up training session to keep them inspired in helping others with their skills.

Rachel Facey, SENDCo at Pool Academy, said the scheme is really positive.

 “The youngsters are enjoying having a mentor,” she said. “It is working really well. The students in Year 7 are appreciating having their mentors.

“The year 10s are stepping up with developing their leadership skills.”

Representatives from the Franklin Scholars initiative will work with Pool Academy and the selected students over the academic year with resources, handbooks, activities and visits.

There will be a celebratory ceremony at the end of the year organised for all the students involved in the programme.

For more information on Franklin Scholars visit  www.franklinscholars.org/peer-mentoring-in-schools/