THREE pupils have been named peer mentors at an Ellesmere Port high school.
Sarah Jayne Hughes, 16, Beth Golding, 13, and Hannah Staglis-Jones, 12, gained Learning and Peer Mentor Training Awards at a ceremony at Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts.
Their appointment as mentors to other, often younger, pupils coincided with national Anti-Bullying Week.
in September, EPSSPA became part of a two-year pilot scheme looking at how peer mentoring can contribute to tackling bullying in schools.
EPSSPA’s three new and fully-trained peer mentors will work with fellow students, helping them to understand the impact of their actions and words on others and encouraging them to become active citizens in the school community.
Kay Gadsby and Ros Corbett are the peer mentor co-ordinators at EPSSPA.
Kay said: “We are very proud of these students who have worked so hard to complete their training and firmly believe that peer mentoring by improving pupil relationships can have a significant impact on bullying in schools.”