AN ANTI-BULLYING radio station has been set up by two Ellesmere Port students.
University CE Academy Peer Mentors Kirsty Clibery and Kris Roberts met the lord mayor of Leeds before launching the groundbreaking station on Wednesday last week.
Kirsty and Kris were chosen from more than 3,000 youngsters taking part in the National Peer Mentoring pilot to attend a training day in Leeds.
The students learnt the presentation and technical skills they will need to help run a new pod-casting radio station: The Radiowaves Anti Bullying Club.
The club will launch nationally on the first day of Anti Bullying Week: Monday, November 16, and will be the first peer mentor led anti-bullying club of its kind.
To secure their place on the team, students were asked to submit a personal profile stating why they thought they would make a good online peer mentor.
Ros Corbett, learning mentor, University CE Academy, said: “The day has opened up some exciting new avenues for the students as well as giving them lots of ideas for advice and resources.”
Kris said: “Our training day was a great opportunity to meet other peer mentors from schools across the country and share our ideas and values.”
The lord mayor of Leeds, Cllr Judith Elliott, said: “Kirsty and Kris are a credit to their school and an inspiration to everyone!
“Now, with their Radiowaves training, they will be able to offer support to children all over England.”