Pupils from Dee Point Primary School have been taking part in an innovative project to help each other learn.

Twenty pupils spent two days learning to be peer tutors as part of a project run by the University of the First Age (UFA).

The Year 5 and 6 pupils will use their new found skills to help younger pupils through one to one tutoring in maths.

Deputy headteacher at the Blacon school Claire Gill said the peer tutoring programme was aimed at helping both the tutors and the tutees gain skills and grow confidence.

She said: “Peer tutoring is a great way of encouraging pupils to work across the school to help each other to learn and as a school, we were really keen to get involved.

“The children taking part in the project had to apply and for many of them the reason they wanted to get involved was to build their own confidence as well as helping other children.”

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The children involved spent two days training with Neil Phillipson of the UFA, a national education charity focused on developing young people’s leadership through learning.

The programme involved a wide range of interactive exercises to help the children understand how they learn.

The peer tutors will start working with their tutees on a weekly basis in the summer term.