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Pool ‘PALs’: Play – Achieve – Listen

'Pool PALs' is a whole school programme, run by our pupils for our pupils.
The aim of the scheme is to:

  • Encourage positive playtimes
  • Offer support for our pupils
  • Give greater responsibility to pupils   

Pupils in Year 5 & 6 are invited to apply for the job of 'Pool PAL' on a termly basis. Between eight and ten children are appointed and receive training in Peer Mediation; helping them to understand how best to support our pupils and work with lunchtime supervisory staff.

Their main aims are to:

  • Promote positive playtimes by leading games and modelling positive behaviour
  • Deliver Peer Mediation, by listening to pupils’ worries and supporting them, or helping them work through peer on peer conflict to reach an amicable solution. 

**We hope to be reinstating Pool PALs in 2021-22 following Covid restrictions.**
Pool-in-Wharfedale CE Primary School Arthington Lane, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, LS21 1LG