Making the transition from primary to secondary school can be challenging for young people. It is a significant period within their lives and if this change is not handled appropriately, it can affect them negatively moving forward. We recognise that for some young people, additional support is needed to ensure lasting change. Our peer mentoring programme Power2 Progress allows student mentors (year 8s) to develop core skills and obtain a qualification, whilst simultaneously supporting their mentee (year 6 pupils) to make that transition from primary to secondary school.
On 14th December, we invited Power2 into school to deliver a workshop with a number of our year 7 and year 9 pupils.
The mutually beneficial relationship between pupils provides development opportunities for both beneficiaries. Some examples are:
- Supports primary school pupils to make positive transitions to secondary school
- Supports young people to build relationships that positively impact their personal development
- Supports young people to develop core skills
- Reduces both groups’ chances of becoming NEET
- Provides the opportunity for Year 8 pupils to obtain a national qualification, NCFE Level 1 in Developing effective thinking skills
The session was very successful, and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking part.