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:

They can mediate when:

They can also help children to:

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.