b'7MENTOR NOTES school and were there to support them throughout the year. Highlights of the year included organising a Hot Chocolate eventBY LORNA McGINN for all new mid- stream entry students and attending the GoldenOldies event. This event saw past pupils come back into the schooland really was a fantastic evening of reminiscing. Mentors also took part in an anti-bullying workshop organised by DCU and went on to engage with Form 2 students in the FUSE programme. The mentors produced some amazing art work and projects that were insightful and helpful in promoting anti-bullying.Although a small group, the mentors contributed a lot this year and formed positive relationships with Form 1. Each mentor grew in confidence throughout the year and developed their communication and presentation skills. Although our regular Monday meetings were cut short due to the school closure, mentors continued to act in their pastoral roles remotely. Mentors at the Hot Chocolate eventSinead Atkinson, Jade Halpin, Anna Rowe, William OConnor, Ms. Lorna McGinn,Heather Beattie, Emma Kerr, Aideen Carmody, Cressida Campion.The mentors arrived back to school in the final week in August, before the rest of the student body, to receive valuable training from Ms Monica Rowe. The half day workshop prepared them for their new role in the school and offered them the chance to work together as a team. The mentors fulfil a crucial pastoral role within the school, particularly at the start of the new school year. Mentors were on hand to support new Form 1 entrants, international students and new mid-stream entry students.Each mentor was assigned a Form 1 class group and got to know them well right from the outset thanks to a well-run induction programme and organised fun sporting activities from the PE department. Mentors helped Form 1 to settle into'