A Kings Langley councillor and Leader of Hertfordshire County Council has supported an initiative that will benefit pupils at a village school.
Councillor Richard Roberts has used part of the Locality Budget, used to promote social, economic or environmental wellbeing of the local area, provided to Hertfordshire County Councillors to support Mediation Hertfordshire.
The not-for-profit organisation, Mediation Hertfordshire, help to resolve conflict and rebuild relationships, whether this be in the community, family, school or workplace.
Cllr Richard Roberts has approved a grant of £950 to support Mediation Hertfordshire in the provision of a Peer Mediation Training Programme for pupils in Year 5 at Kings Langley Primary School.
Speaking about the reasons behind choosing the school as a direct beneficiary cllr Roberts said he was delighted to be helping to support pupils.
He said: “Mediation Hertfordshire has been commended for its in-peer mentoring through its Queens award for voluntary service and I am delighted to be supporting the charity and its important work as we come out of COVID.
“Kings Langley Primary school will be a direct beneficiary and I hope the pupils will benefit from this form of engagement. I would also be happy to support other schools in my division if they wish to take up this offer.”
The funding covers the costs of Kings Langley Primary School creating bespoke training sessions for each setting, all teaching materials, and training to support the children carrying out the programme.