Hempstead Junior School Peer Mediators are a group of up to 20 Year 5 and 6 pupils who help other children solve their friendship problems. The Peer Mediators have been trained using material from Medway Mediation and have developed their skills in listening, questioning and empathizing. They are also trained to be impartial and to not take sides.
Peer Mediators work in pairs in the Gazeebo at lunch time. They are available to listen to problems and to help children work together to solve their own friendship difficulties. The Peer Mediators meet regularly with a teacher for support and to practise their skills.