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Young Mentors Welcome New Year 7s To The CBA Family

A group of Year 10 mentors have been helping the Academy’s latest intake get used to life at their new school.

The ten mentors have each been assigned a form and spent the first day of the new term sitting with younger students in lessons.

They will spend the next two weeks with their form and will be on hand to answer questions, show their form round the Academy and will be a point of contact during the coming year.

The group of volunteers had to undergo training to become a mentor and spent the day with the new Year 7 during a transition day last term.

Kirsty Farrar, Head of Raising Aspirations, said: "The mentors are there if any Year 7 student needs them. Having someone younger and cooler like a mentor to speak to might help them if they do have any issues.

"The mentors will meet at least once a term and they are also putting a bid together for funding for a new Session 4 activity for Year 7."

The mentors are all graduates from the Children's University scheme, in which students have to dedicate a certain number of hours to extra-curricular activities.

In their role as mentors, they will be encouraging Year 7s to get involved with the Session 4 programme and in turn, the Children's University.                                                         

The ten mentors are Josh Farr, Jorja Dawson, Ellie Mae Moore, Jessica Mullen, Curtis Thorpe, Emillie Hopkins, Abigail Wardle, Shannon Maynard Phillips, Charlie Prentice and Sophie Cunningham.