Aims of the project
To promote positive mental health in schools; to develop social skills.
Background and goals
Merchiston Castle School has had a relationship with Braidburn School for over 15 years; this has mostly involved inviting pupils to various events at Merchiston Castle School.
1 member of staff, 1.25 hours per week.
We spend money on games, toys, transport (taxis), and we also pay for two parties at Christmas and Easter.
The Acting Deputy Headteacher gave this feedback on the volunteers:
"We will thoroughly miss the boys and all the help they have given. They are a complete asset to your school and have shown such amazing skills in communication. I honestly can't speak highly enough of each of them."
In 2016/17, a group of 4 pupils aged 16-17 took part from Merchiston.
20 children from Braidburn School took part.
Frequency and duration
Once a week from early October to late March (20 weeks).