Primary Mentoring (Thoresby Primary School, Hull)

Partner: Thoresby Primary School, Kingston-upon-Hull
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

Students from Year 12 at Hymers College travel each week to Thoresby to help the young students with their English and reading.

Aims of the project

The project is aimed at improving the reading ability of the Thoresby children.

Background and goals

The project has been running for at least 10 years and came about from the two headteachers having a conversation.


About a dozen children give up a lunchtime a week to visit Thoresby.



Pupil involvement

It is the highlight of the week for all concerned and strong bonds have been developed between the senior students and their young charges.

Frequency and duration

It happens every year and occurs three times a week.