Glyncollen Guardians Restorative Practice Training Day – 19th October 2017

 

Last Thursday, Mr Lunt, Mrs Williams and some of the school’s Restorative Practice Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (Maddison Griffin, Zac Beer, Ava Morgan, Erin Morris-Griffiths, Evee Coates, Jack Langford, Summer James and William Carro) visited Glyncollen Primary School to deliver a Restorative Practice training and information sharing session to the ‘Glyncollen Guardians’ – a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils who act as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors within their school.

The session focused on how pupils can solve their own and other pupils problems using a restorative approach.  All of the pupils engaged well in the session and had a lot of fun learning new skills which they will now hopefully be able to use to help other pupils at their school during break and lunch times.

I was extremely impressed with the problem solving skills shown by the majority of the pupils during the course of the day and very much look forward to them joining my Restorative Practice Anti Bullying team when they move to MCS in September.

I would like our pupils who helped out on the day for the superb attitude and behaviour they displayed throughout the session, they interacted well with the Glyncollen pupils and acted as excellent role models throughout. Thank you also to Mrs Williams for her help during the session.

Mr G. Lunt

Restorative Practice Training Session at Glyncollen Primary School – 20th January 2017

 

On 20th January Mr Lunt and some of the school’s Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassadors (Hannah-May Cardiff, Megan Hill, Kelsey Parsons, Abi Giddings and Tamsin Lewis) visited Glyncollen Primary School to deliver a Restorative Practice training and information sharing session to the ‘Glyncollen Guardians’ – a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils who will now use their newly learnt restorative practice skills to help out the other pupils at the school during break and lunch times by helping to resolve any minor disagreements and problems that they might have, often without the need to involve staff.

The session which involved a lot of role play using the restorative practice questions in order to solve a variety of common problems went extremely well with all of the pupils involved joining in throughout the day, learning valuable new skills and thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process. I was extremely impressed with the problem solving skills shown by the majority of the pupils during the course of the day and look forward to them joining my Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassador team when they move to MCS in September.

I would like to thank my RP Pupil Ambassadors for their support throughout the day, they behaved impeccably throughout and were a credit to the school, acting as excellent role models to the other pupils throughout the day.

Mr G. Lunt

Restorative Practice training session at Pentre’r Graig Primary School – 10th January

Last Tuesday myself and some of the school’s Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassadors (Chloe Osborne-Walsh, Ellie Shaw, Lily Stephens, Kiera Brown, Kelsey Smith and Charlie Davies) visited Pentre’r’Graig Primary School to deliver a Restorative Practice training and information sharing session to their ‘Restorative Champions’ – a group of Year 6 pupils who will now help out the other pupils at the school during break and lunch times by using their new skills to resolve minor disagreements and problems, often without the need to involve staff.

The session went extremely well with all of the pupils involved joining in throughout the day, learning valuable new skills and thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process. I was extremely impressed with the problem solving skills shown by some of the pupils during the course of the day and I look forward to them joining my Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassador team when they move to MCS in September.

I would like to thank my RP Pupil Ambassadors for their support throughout the day, they behaved impeccably throughout and were a credit to the school, acting as excellent role models to the other pupils.

Mr G. Lunt

RP Ambassadors and Guardians at Glyncollen Primary School

 

On Friday,  four of our Year 9 Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassadors visited Glyncollen Primary School to deliver a restorative practice training and information sharing day to their ‘Guardians’ – a group of Key Stage 2 pupils who will now help out the other pupils at the school during break and lunch times by using their new skills to resolve minor disagreements and problems, often without the need to involve staff.

The day went extremely well with all of the pupils taking a full part, learning valuable new skills and thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process. I was extremely impressed with both the attitude/behaviour and problem solving skills shown by all of the pupils involved during the course of the day, and look forward to working with them again in the new academic year to further hone their skills before they hopefully move on to join us in MCS in the future.

I would like to thank Megan Hill, Kelsey Parsons, Hannah-May Cardiff and Tia Rainey for the excellent job that they did in assisting with the day. They were excellent ambassadors for the school and made a superb impression on the pupils whom they worked with, with a number of them already asking when they will be coming back to work with them again! Well done girls!

Mr G. Lunt

Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Day (15th April)

On 15/04/16, twelve Key Stage 3 pupils from Penyrheol Comprehensive School came to Morriston to join a group of our own Key Stage 3 pupils for an Anti-Bullying Pupil Ambassador training day. The day was the second part of the training that I started to deliver in Penyrheol before the Easter holidays and prepared the pupils present for their roles within their respective schools as RP/Anti-Bullying Pupil Ambassadors.

Having welcomed our visitors with a tour of our impressive new school building we then spent the first half of the day recapping on the Restorative Practice skills that the pupils had learnt during the original training day with the the pupils impressing both myself and the staff from Penyrheol with both how much they had remembered and also how keen they were to use these skills in their new roles as Anti-Bullying Pupil Ambassadors.

After break we then moved on to think about what ‘bullying’ is, creating a shared definition which will now be used on posters across both schools, before looking at some ways in which the pupils could help to tackle any potential bullying that they may see in the future using ideas including problem solving circles, small impromptu conferences, etc.

Overall the day was a great success with both sets of pupils showing both great attitude and behaviour throughout and showing all of the staff present during the session that they now have the skills to go on to become real assets to their respective schools in their new roles as RP/Anti-Bullying Pupil Ambassadors.

Both schools hope to continue what has proven to be a very successful link-up by holding further meetings/information sharing sessions on this topic in the future.

Mr G. Lunt

Restorative Practice Pupil Training Day at Ynystawe Primary School

Yesterday, four of our Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassadors visited Ynystawe Primary School to deliver a Restorative Practice training day to Year 5 and 6 pupils. The day focused on giving these pupils the skills to be able to assist other pupils to resolve any minor disagreements that they may have, often without the need to involve school staff.

It was a very enjoyable day for all concerned with the pupils learning some valuable new skills, which I know that they are now keen to put to good use within the school. I was very impressed with both the attitude, behaviour and problem solving skills shown by all of the pupils during the course of the day and look forward to many of them joining my Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassador team when they move on to MCS in September.

I would like to thank Charlotte Howells and Imogen Houston-Phillips (from Year 7) and Olivia Hill and Gabrielle Robinson (from Year 8) for their help during the day. All four of them were excellent role models to the younger pupils throughout the day and a real credit to the school with numerous members of staff commenting on both how well behaved they were and how well they engaged with the other pupils. Thank you!

Mr G. Lunt

RP & Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Day (11th March)

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On Friday, a group of fourteen Key Stage 3 pupils visited Penyrheol Comprehensive School for a day of Restorative Practice and Anti-Bullying Ambassador training, in what we hope will be the first of several joint training days between the schools, with Penyrheol now looking to bring a group of their pupils to visit Morriston for a further training day after the Easter holidays.

All of the pupils involved thoroughly enjoyed the day, during which I taught them some valuable new skills which they can now hopefully use to assist other pupils within our respective schools to resolve any minor disagreements that they may have in the future.

The Penyrheol staff involved in the day were very impressed with the attitude and behaviour of all of our pupils throughout the day and it’s fair to say that they truly were a credit to the school. I now look forward to working closely with these pupils as part of the schools new Anti-Bullying Ambassador team.

Mr G. Lunt

Restorative Practice Training Day With Morriston Primary School (04/02/16)

On 4th February, we were very pleased to host a restorative practice training day for Morriston Primary School’s ‘Playground Buddies’.

The ‘buddies’, who included representatives from Years 3-6, enjoyed an action packed, fun day at MCS learning all about restorative practice and how they can use restorative skills to help to solve both their own, and others, problems at school. The day was a massive success with all of the pupils involved thoroughly enjoying themselves throughout, whilst learning valuable new skills.

It is hoped that these pupils will be able to put their newly acquired skills to good use back in Morriston Primary where they will hopefully be able to help to resolve minor disagreements and problems that may occur during break times, often without the need to involve school staff.

I was extremely impressed with the attitude, behaviour and problem solving skills shown by the pupils during the course of the day and look forward to them joining our Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassador Team when they become pupils at MCS.

I would like to thank Katelyn John, Darran Thomas-Roberts, Brody Blake and Owen Jones who helped out during the day as all four of them were excellent role models throughout and did a superb job of both engaging and looking after the primary pupils throughout the day.

Mr G. Lunt

Restorative Practice Training Session at Pentre’r Graig Primary School – 19th November

Last Thursday myself and a few of our Year 8 Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassadors visited Pentre’r’Graig Primary School to deliver a restorative practice training and information sharing session to their ‘Restorative Champions’ – a group of Year 6 pupils who will now help out the other pupils at the school during break and lunch times by using their new skills to resolve minor disagreements and problems, often without the need to involve staff.

The session went extremely well with all of the pupils taking a full part, learning valuable new skills and thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process. I was extremely impressed with the problem solving skills that the pupils showed during the course of the day and I look forward to them joining my Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassador team when they move to MCS in September.

Mr G. Lunt

Restorative Practice & Rights Respecting Schools Pupil Ambassador visit by Pentrehafod School

Recently Beth Thomas and a group of both Restorative Practice & Rights Respecting Schools Pupil Ambassadors from Pentrehafod visited our school for an information sharing meeting with myself and some of our own Year 8 and 9 Restorative Practice Pupil Ambassadors. All of our visitors were very impressed with our new school build and the atmosphere around the school during their visit.

The visit which comprised a tour of the new school build followed by an information sharing session proved to be very valuable to both schools with some excellent ideas being exchanged which will hopefully benefit our plans to become an accredited Rights Respecting School during this academic year. The visit was so successful that it is hoped that a reciprocal visit will now be made to Pentrehafod after the Christmas break when further ideas can be exchanged.

Mr G. Lunt