WELSH Assembly member Lesley Griffiths has been given a first-hand glimpse of the work of a Red Cross project in Wrexham.
As part of The British Red Cross Wrexham vulnerable migrant support project, the charity has been working with Year 9 pupils at Ysgol Clywedog to develop a peer befriending scheme.
The scheme has been developed to help integrate migrant children into the school and relieve isolation.
The pupils showed off their work at a special assembly.
British Red Cross Project manager Janet Williams said: “The students themselves have planned and organised the assembly themselves – it marked a major milestone on their road to becoming one to one peer befrienders to migrant pupils.
“The project will promote integration and socialisation within both the school and local community.”
A few months ago the Red Cross approached the school with the idea and 10 pupils volunteered to be called LOL (laugh out loud) buddies. The charity trained them on things like how to support and help someone who came to them with a problem as well as who they could go to if the situation was bigger than they could help with.