Year 5 Helping Hands
Our Year 5 Helping Hands, or Peer Mediators, give up at least one lunch time break every week to help our younger children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) on the playground. They are trained to deal with conflict in a fair and blame-free way. Obviously if there is a more serious problem they refer it to the Lunchtime Supervisors.
Helping Hands are there to help children who want to be helped! They can mediate things like:
- being left out
- or called names
- or if your friend falls out with you
- or if you feel something isn’t fair.
They can mediate when:
- children feel that other children are picking on them
- or teasing them
- or have done something to make them feel unhappy or angry.
They can also help children to:
- stop arguing about something
- or to find a way of both/all agreeing to do something to make it better next time.
Helping Hands don’t tell children what to do. Helping Hands help children to decide what to do for themselves. Helping Hands don’t take sides – they listen to everyone. Finally, our Helping Hands work in small groups as a team.