Peer Educators are 14 to 25 year olds who help Brownies, Guides and The Senior Section explore important topics. As young people, they use their own experience to bring the subject to life.
Check out Abi's blog all about the Peer Education Training, and how excited she is to become a Peer Educator.
I was so excited when I found out I had been successful in my application for the Peer Educator training! I'm a passionate supporter of the scheme, as I think that the sessions run by Peer Educators can help girls in all aspects of their lives.
I started my Peer Educator journey a couple of months ago when I joined a group of like-minded Senior Section members at the training weekend. I had such a great time and really learnt a lot. We developed a number of key skills which are needed to organise and lead the Peer Educator sessions, including facilitation and relationship management skills.
We then put our training into practice and started to plan the sessions that we would deliver to units, with lots of help and support from the trainers. This was my favourite training activity of the weekend, as we then tested out our sessions on the other Senior Section members. This allowed us to experience a session from both sides so we could figure out what worked and what didn’t, it gave us a chance to reflect and evaluate
I am looking forward to delivering my own Think Resilient sessions where I can demonstrate all that I have learnt and make a real positive impact on the lives of other girls.
To find out more about the Peer Education scheme and how to get involved, check out Girlguiding's website here.