Peer Mentors Blog
Date: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
The final half term of the year has begun and we cannot believe how quickly the year has gone.
We ended last half term with an afternoon overseeing the primary school pupils watching the Celebration of Music event. Some of us were in the performance too. The afternoon went well and all the primary school pupils enjoyed the music.
This half term we will be continuing to run the challenge sessions at lunchtime for year 7 pupils. The session each week is very busy now.
Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Spring is soon upon us and we have been enjoying the warm weather during the Easter holidays.
This term the year 7 challenge sessions will continue every Thursday and also the homework club on Tuesdays. On Thursdays, we are usually full, with year 7 pupils enjoying the games and different activities.
We are enjoying helping to guide the year 6 pupils to their sessions when they visit the school each Friday. It is nice to see some of our teachers from the Primary schools.
On 21st May it is the Celebration of Music event in the hall. Tickets are now on sale. We are looking forward to the evening.
This Thursday it is the year 7 parents’ evening and we will once again be helping during the evening.
Next half term we are starting a drive to promote the Breakfast Club here in school. Each day breakfast is served in the food room. We will be setting up our games in there and hope to see year 7 pupils join us for breakfast.
Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2015
We are coming to the end of another busy half term for the Peer Mentors. We have had a few of our sessions interrupted by school events and also the snow! However, the year 7 games and challenge club is getting more popular every week. This is not only helping the year 7 pupils to settle in, but they also have the opportunity to chat to us and we can talk through any issues.
Next half term our year 9 and 10 Peer Mentors are running a year 7 Homework help club. They are keen to offer help and can also share their skills too.
The year six pupils are enjoying their Friday afternoon sessions here at STBHS. We meet the buses and escort them to and from their sessions. It is nice to see some of the pupils from our primary schools.
We are all looking forward to the Spring and then hopefully we can run some of our sessions outdoors.
Date: Monday, September 29th, 2014
Last week the Peer Mentors helped out with the Year 6 intake evening. We helped the parents and children around our school and answered lots of questions. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Yesterday the Year 8 Peer Mentors started their training. It went well and we learned that we should be there for anyone who needs our help and look after them if they have something on their mind.
The year 6 pupils have started to come up each Friday afternoon for different lessons. We meet the coaches and take them to their rooms. It is nice to see friends from our primary schools. It has already been a busy few weeks but we are enjoying our new role.
Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2014
A new school year has started and we have had a busy week helping the year 7 pupils to settle in. The Peer Mentors have been guiding the year 7 pupils around school making sure they don’t get lost.
We have enjoyed our role and we were pleased when we found the year 7s began to find their own way round. We can remember what a change it was to start her compared to being at our primary schools.
It is lovely to see the year 7 pupils now looking as if they have been here for ever! We look forward to working with them for the next year.
Date: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
On Tuesday, 1st of April, STB held a memorial evening for the late Mrs Thorley Platt. Taking part were pupils from Sir Thomas Boughey High School and the following primary schools: Ravensmead, Richard Heathcote and Wood Lane. The pupils performed many musical items, including songs from a variety of genres and the Sir Thomas Boughey pupils performed a Beatles song. There was also an array of different styles of dancing. The evening was a huge success and a fitting tribute to a most generous person.
This week we have had another year 7 challenge session with new faces joining us again, including Mr Barber!! Mr Barber will be joining Ms Deakin, taking over the role of Miss Wainwright who leaves for her maternity leave. We all wish her well.
This week the year 7 8 and 9 pupils have been playing games to work on the target for this term – cooperation. We have been playing games like Scrabble, Mash, Snakes and Ladders, Frustration and Hangman. Once again there was a lovely atmosphere and plenty of fun was had by all!
Thanks, from all the Peer Mentors.
Date: Thursday, March 6th, 2014
This week in peer mentoring it is our second session with the year sevens again. This half term we continue to offer our fun and games session with a variety of games from Scrabble to Hangman and also Frustration.
Our main focus is about getting year sevens to cooperate more with the older years and experience new ways of expressing themselves through games!
The Peer Mentors are also enjoying playing the games and interacting more with the pupils. While we play we can chat about school related issues and hopefully help solve some problems. Today we have also offered some advice on homework.
Thank you from the entire Peer Mentor group.
Date: Thursday, January 16th, 2014
It’s 2014 and the peer mentors have been thinking of many new ideas to help the school. We have been thinking mostly about the year 7s. One of our ideas is to tell the younger pupils about the Peer Mentors and the role we do and also to encourage them to get more involved in school life, joining lunch time and after school clubs.
We were thinking of even making our own club for the year 7s if needed. There are many clubs throughout the school but it seems that maybe some year 7 pupils do not entirely know what is on.
We also were thinking of working with the prefects with the litter picking on the yards. This will help the year 7s recognise who we are and also to encourage all to take more pride in their own school environment.
We are also busy this term helping out at the many events in the evenings . One is the school production in February; why don’t you come along to watch?
Date: Monday, January 6th, 2014
Happy New Year to everybody!
We are back after a 2 week break and are looking forward to the term ahead. We will once again be holding our regular problem solving sessions with year 7 mentees and look forward to working with them again.
We will also be hosting our year 6 feeder schools on Friday afternoons and will help with directing them to their classrooms each week. Another duty we perform is to help out at any school functions. This term we will be helping out at the various parent evenings and also at our school production in February. We are all looking forward to that.
Finally we will hopefully be working with the lower school on helping all to get more involved in school life. We will be encouraging all to have a go at all the different clubs, activities and opportunities there are her in school for us all.
We have a very busy term ahead and we will keep you updated as we go.
Date: Friday, November 29th, 2013
It has been another busy time for the Peer Mentors in school. The year 8 and 9 Peer Mentors have continued to assist with the primary pupils coming up each Friday. Thanks to the Peer Mentors, the primary pupils are directed and accompanied through school with the minimum amount of fuss. On Tuesday we also helped with the refreshments at the School’s Co-operative Trust AGM. It was a lovely evening and so nice to see some of the primary pupils we help each Friday play their instruments. They are so talented.
In our year 7 mentoring session this week we looked at problem solving. In groups we had to build a helter skelter like model which was tested at the end with a marble. It was great fun and the winning team’s model worked the best! We thought that the task helped us to work together as a team, It was creative, encouraged us to co-operate and also communicate.