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Supporting peers through student mentoring

  • 200 students
  • 13-16 years old
  • 2 year project

As part of their work developing the school council, students at Ormiston NEW Academy are training as student mentors and developing leadership skills. Students are training to gain ASDAN qualifications in mentoring, using the skills gained to support younger students in the school as well as at local primaries.

Creating our Healthy Hub

  • 25 students
  • 13-15 years old
  • 2 year project

Students at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) have created a community Healthy Hub, using gardening to learn about mental health coping strategies while growing food to form part of a healthy lifestyle.

Running a mental health conference

  • 30 students
  • 13 to 17 year olds
  • 6 months

A team of students from Hendon School planned, gained funding for and led a conference at Middlesex University that explored mental health with presentations from mental health experts. The team divided themselves into teams covering communications, logistics, workshops and budget and also conducted an evaluation of the event.

Changing how our school deals with litter

  • 15 students
  • 11 to 16 year olds
  • 6 months

A group of students at Woodbrook Vale School successfully applied for a grant to purchase new recycling bins to go across their school grounds. All rubbish from the school was previously sorted offsite, however students felt that taking ownership for recycling would help to tackle the litter problem in their school.