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Your Champions: Wrexham School of the Year - Ysgol Rhosesni

YSGOL Rhosnesni, in Rhosnesni Lane, Wrexham, has been named as the Wrexham Chronicle’s Your Champions School of the Year for its peer mentors scheme.

Headteacher Gareth Hughes, who nominated the school, says the scheme is now an established part of the culture of Ysgol Rhosnesni which has provide the opportunity for pupils to provide a ‘helping hand’ for one another.

They are specifically trained to help, support, guide and inform their fellow pupils.

Peer Mentors, who are overseen by teacher Denise Payne, work with younger pupils to help them settle into their new school and run a ‘drop- in’ centre to enable pupils to access them during break and lunchtime.

They are heavily involved in liaison with primary schools and have regularly contributed to governor and staff training. The have also represented the school at regional and national conferences.