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Godolphin and Bishops Wordsworth Lower Sixth Students take part in Peer Education Project training

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Mrs Hallen, Mrs Wilson and Ms Jones, were delighted to welcome sixteen students from Bishop Wordsworth's School to our Peer Education Project training day at Godolphin.

Sixteen Lower Sixth students applied to take part in this joint training which will then be delivered to First Year (Year 7) students in both schools. Run by the Mental Health Foundation, The Peer Education Project is a secondary school-based, educational programme that aims to give young people the skills and knowledge they need to safeguard their mental health, and that of their peers.

We believe that there is a basic level of knowledge and skill that everyone needs around their own mental health. By teaching every pupil about mental health, we hope that they will be equipped to meet the challenges they and their friends will encounter in life. By training older pupils to deliver mental health lessons to younger pupils, the project aims to bypass the walls many young people put up when being taught such nuanced, personal topics by adults whom they feel are detached from their personal experiences.

Vicky Wilson, Teacher of PSHCEE

To view more photos from the day, follow the link to our photo gallery