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Year 7 participate in first Peer Mentor activity

Year 7 participate in first Peer Mentor activity

Year 7 pupils took part in a series of activities as part of their first Peer Mentor session of the academic year.

The Rydal Penrhos group descended on the Sports Hall for the activity on Friday, September 21, where they were supported by Sixth Form pupils that were recently given their roles of responsibility by programme co-ordinator Mary Richardson.

During the event the pupils were split up into groups of three and were given a series of tasks that were designed to improve communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.

There was plenty of laughter and fun to be had throughout the tasks, with each Peer Mentor also introducing themselves to the Year 7 contingent and will be on hand throughout the academic year for support and guidance.

Head Boy Nicholas Fiorita and Head Girl Gowri Pradeep will head the new Peer Mentor leadership group, which also consists of Upper Sixth Form pupils Ewan Luke, Deputy Head Boy Miles Poller, Grace Ormerod, Rafeez Mortuza and Jenny Blackman.

A large number of Year 12 pupils have also earned positions of responsibility in the months to come, with Zahra Shamsi, Matthias Fiorita, Sam Jones, Keira Bonnington, Brona Richardson, Niamh Hall, Holly Battersby, Millie Collins, Amy Yue, Iestyn Williams, Eddie Farrell, Kathleen Cheesley, Bijou Rajagopal, Harry Hackman and Orla McGagh rounding off the team.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Our Peer Mentor initiative provides the newest members of the Senior School community with a great foundation from which to build a successful education, and it is fantastic that they have someone older to look up to and lean on for advice during the transition.”

A full gallery of images from the event can be found here

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