At Barons Court, our year six pupils apply for prefect roles that they are specifically interested in and the roles that they feel they can make a difference to across the whole school, once appointed. A mentor is one of the prefect roles and as a mentor the children work both internally; supporting our school community, and externally; supporting people in our local area.
The 2019-2020 Mentors are Bastian, Dylan, Ernest, Georgia and Chloe.
The children have started working with the youngest and newest members of our school by mentoring the nursery children. On Tuesdays and Fridays the mentors use their lunchtime to visit the nursery and support the younger children to listen carefully to adults and playing nicely with their new friends.
Dylan said "I'm trying to get the children to engage with me and play nicely with toys. I've made new friends myself!"
Ernest expressed his happiness to be back in the nursery, "Nursery is a good place, it brings back good memories from when I was there."
Georgia explained why they are working as mentors, "We are being role models so the children know what to do."
Our wonderful mentors are also very excited to get involved in external mentoring activities in the community. They will be regularly visiting the residents of Milton House Care Home where they will read, sing and take part in activities with the residents and staff. They are looking forward to learning new skills in how to communicate with different people and how to support adults with varying needs. Georgia said "I am looking forward to meeting new people and making the residents happy."
The mentors will also be looking out of other opportunities to support the community throughout the year.