Spalding school mentors receive recognition

An EAL Peer Mentoring celebration at Sir John Gleed School in Spalding.
An EAL Peer Mentoring celebration at Sir John Gleed School in Spalding.

The efforts of Sir John Gleed School students in Spalding to mentor classmates from various countries and cultures who often don’t have a lot of English has been celebrated.

A special event in Cafe Central was held to celebrate the achievements of the school’s EAL (English as an additional language) Peer Mentors.

Around 20 Year 10/11 students have helped and supported the EAL pupils over the past year, meeting with them regularly to help them understand homework, develop their language skills through games, and generally make them feel welcome and settled in their new surroundings.

The event was attended by lots of the young people who have been supported and are grateful to the mentors for their help. Head of academy Will Scott presented certificates to mentors.