Our successful applicants have taken part in two days of training on how to be an effective peer mediator.
Over the past two days our peer mediators have undertaken intensive training in order to equip them with essential conflict resolution skills.
They have learned that conflict is an unavoidable and essential part of life, diversity and change. Successful conflict resolution is a problem solving exercise which involves achieving a win-win situation for both parties.
A key point that our children have learned about being a peer mediator is that their role is not about deciding who is wrong or right, allocating blame or giving advice. Instead, what they do is help the children to define a problem from their point of view, identify and express their feelings, hear the feelings and needs of others, acknowledge each person’s view point, create solutions and agree a course of action.
We can’t wait to see these skills in action on the playground!