bringing out the best in boys

Wellacre Buddies

Posted at 10:42 am on 5th July, 2023

Peer Mentor and Ambassador Programme

Students in Year 8 to 10 have been recruited as Wellacre Buddies, a peer mentor role which provides an extra layer of wellbeing and anti-bullying support to others in school. 

Wellacre Buddies crop.png

The Wellacre Buddy programme strengthens the school community and the buddies will help to make students feel valued, supported and cared for. 

Mr Dougherty, Pastoral Assistant, said:

“The students selected as Wellacre Buddies are role models who have expressed a wish to make a positive contribution to the school community and their peers.”

As part of the programme, this group of students have successfully completed Buddy training.  The day began with exploring what it means to be a Buddy at Wellacre, from being approachable, showing kindness, sharing experiences and being positive. 

Students also learned the importance of creating a safe and inclusive environment where individuals feel comfortable and accepted. Collaboratively, they worked together to share their knowledge of the signposts  around school for those seeking support. 

Wellacre Buddies training crop.png

Equipped with the knowledge and skills gained, Wellacre’s new team of Buddies are ready to extend their support and encouragement to their peers, including all our new students joining Wellacre in September.

Mr Dougherty added:

“The primary objective is to provide unwavering support to those in need, and I’m really  proud to say that following the training our Buddies will achieve this goal.  They each have a strong sense of purpose and a dedication to the wellbeing of others and they are ready to make a positive impact and contribute to the growth and success of the school community.”

Mrs Sharrock, Principal, said: 

“The Buddies are an important part of our student leadership body and our inclusive practices as a school community. They will be an excellent addition to the support we can offer all our students at Wellacre.”

 Published by Ciaran, Year 10 Work Experience

This site uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. See our Cookie Usage page for more details.