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Year 10 Franklin Scholars provide peer group coaching for Year 7 students

St Clement Danes School has, for a number of years, worked with with Franklin Scholars, a specialist company that implements high-impact peer mentoring programmes in schools, providing many benefits for students.The Franklin Scholars in St Clement Danes School are outstanding student leaders who help Year 7 students through peer tutoring and mentoring. This is especially beneficial at a time when Year 7 students are making the transition from primary to secondary school.

On Thursday 22nd September, Year 10 students attended a training session led by a Franklin Scholars trainer. The training develops the students' leadership skills and helps to improve their resilience, academic attainment, attitude towards learning and empathy towards others. The Year 7 students benefit from the scheme by having a Year 10 student mentor who is a dedicated role model - someone to whom they can relate. The mentoring scheme helps to increase the younger student's self esteem and evidence shows that the scheme increases academic attainment and improves attitude towards learning and focus in class. 

On Friday 28th September, both Year 7 and Year 10 students attended an induction "Speed dating" session whereby the two year groups had an opportunity to get to know each other. Both groups commented on how enjoyable the session was and how much they are looking forward to their future mentoring sessions.

To find out more information about the Franklin Scholars please follow the link below: 

https://www.franklinscholars.org/

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