In November two of our trainers visited Five Islands Academy in the Isles of Scilly to work with Year 6 and Year 3. We built on Restorative Practice done previously with the Year 6 children to explore ways they might be able to support Year 3. The children came up with lots of brilliant ideas and had a chance to put them into practice, being ‘circle keepers’ with the younger children. The groups even got a chance to talk about their learning on Radio Scilly! This is what they had to say:
“I like it because we were talking about our feelings and we got to pass the talking piece around.”
“We are learning to be Restorative Coaches. Like the teachers help us we can help younger children”
“Restorative Justice is a way to resolve problems and help others to be open about their feelings.”
“It will help me be kind to people”
“The role of Restorative Coaches is to solve arguments in a mature way
and make the school a happier place”
Thank you to all of the children for their enthusiasm, wisdom and kindness,
and to the school for welcoming and working with us.
We will be returning to the Islands in February to develop our work with Year 9.