Teach Peace
Training Primary School Children as Playground Mediators - winning hearts and minds for a Restorative School

Teach Peace
Portsmouth Primary Schools

Portsmouth Mediation Service (PMS) launched its first Teach Peace Training Programme in November 2015 for Portsmouth Schools. This exciting project aims to reduce conflict, bullying and low scale anti-social behaviour in local Primary Schools.

Teach Peace has been developed by PMS under the guidance and inspiration of Laura Rook and is facilitated by herself and other volunteers from Portsmouth Mediation Service. The programme takes a whole school approach and therefore seeks to teach and equip the children, staff and the parents.

The programme consists of two introductory workshops which are run across the whole school. The first workshop looks at ‘Positive Relationships’ and the second looks at ‘Conflict Resolution’. Following these sessions  children, parents and members of staff get over 16 hours training to become school Mediators.

Following the very successful pilots at Ark Ayrton in Sommerstown and Woodcroft School in Wecock Farm, Waterlooville - the programme is being perpared to role out to every primary school in Portsmouth.

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