Peer mentoring involves helping others in the school community and acting as a friendly role model for others. Although we have not yet started our roles as peer mentors in school, we had a remote training session this term which enabled us to learn valuable skills and learn more about the importance of peer mentors at school.
We were separated into breakout rooms which gave us an opportunity to gain new insights and perspectives as well as meet other mentors from different schools (John Mason and Abingdon). There was a variety of tasks that helped us to really think about our roles, learn about the responsibilities and activities associated with the role and understand that we are people that others can go to and talk to if they have a problem or even if they just want to have a chat with someone. I’m sure that the eleven of us are excited to start next academic year and interested to see how things may work if we continue remotely.