Students at a Leyland high school are showing they really are angels.
When Wellfield Business and Enterprise College set up its ANGELS peer mentoring initiative in September no-one expected response to be so great it already boasts over 100 active members.
So far 57 students from years nine-11 have now full training from the school’s in-house counsellor and RE teacher which, allows them to offer all kinds of support to their younger peers.
Now though the students are taking part in a sponsored “Being Helpful Week” and using donations of chocolate and other food items to make food parcels sick, elderly or less fortunate in the community.
Headteacher Piers Tolson said “We have been astounded by the enthusiasm and interest from so many students who have wanted to be involved in peer mentoring across the school. It has been incredibly touching when we have asked for support from our Angels how they and their families have responded so incredibly generously. These are great opportunities for students to become involved in and help develop their ability to care and respect others.”