PUPILS at Castell Alun High School in Hope will now be on hand to offer support and guidance to their peers.
Students have received their final course completion certificates to join the 'Peer Support' team.
The awards were made by Hannah Mart, of ChildLine, and mark the end of a lengthy selection and training process, during which pupils are taught how to listen to the problems of other young people and offer appropriate support.
All training follows ChildLine guidelines.
Hannah has worked together with Kath Williams, child protection officer for Castell Alun, and instructed pupils on the use of body language and active listening and understanding skills in order to enable the children to provide a worthwhile service to the school community.
The Peer Supporters will offer a lunchtime service to other young people on a daily basis and children wishing to speak to a peer can either book an appointment or just drop in.
Headteacher David Mountfort has given his full backing to the scheme.
He said: 'Our pupils care about each other and I'm extremely pleased by the number of children wanting to get involved in this initiative.
'We should not underestimate how effective trained children can be at helping each other through certain issues, all under the watchful eye of qualified adults.'
He added: 'Castell Alun has already been approached by a number of our local primary schools, each of whom is also interested in joining the scheme.'