|12th October 2018|
Our mentoring programme has continued to grow this year with a team of Year 13 students recently appointed as mentors to our new Year 8 form classes. Students were selected after completing an application process. Mrs Duddy was delighted with the applications she received. It is encouraging to see so many of our Sixth Form students undertake the role of mentors, after all, they know first-hand how scary it can be to transition from primary to secondary school. Over the rest of the term the mentors will work closely with their assigned form classes during registration to build bonds and ensure our Year 8 students make a smooth transition into life at Laurelhill.
We also extend congratulations to some of our Year 14 mentors who completed the OCN Level 1 Peer Mentoring course along with Julie-Anne Bell from the Education Authority Youth Service based in Laurelhill Community College. As part of the qualification the group attended a 2 day residential in Delamont where many memories were made that will stay with our students for the rest of their lives.
Luke Tinsley, Deputy Head Boy and Mentor, describes mentoring as “the most wonderful venture one can take. As a mentor, it brings me great joy that every week I am able to walk into my class with a range of enjoyable activities knowing our new Year 8 students can relax during one morning in registration each week. Moreover, getting to know my mentees and know that their future is bright is, in my opinion, the greatest highlight that mentoring can bring.”
Our new Year 13 Mentors
Congratulations to our Year 14 Mentors on achieving their OCN Level 1 Peer Mentoring qualification