Time to Talk
At times in the formal setting of a classroom where lessons and tutor time take place it can be difficult for students to talk openly about everyday aspects of their lives and things that may be concerning them. Once a half term tutor groups from two year groups go to Take 5 to be registered and to spend 20 minutes chatting to their tutor, fellow tutees and students from a different year group whilst playing games and completing puzzles. These activities encourage an openness between all those involved. Time To Talk provides the opportunity for older students to act in a mentoring capacity whilst younger students benefit from being able to articulate worries or to ask questions from someone who has been in their shoes.