The penultimate mentoring session! Today would be sort of a test for the mentees (and mentors) to see whether they had developed and retained any of the skills we had hoped they would learn over the course of the 6 weeks!
Ooooh how exciting! Our first ‘proper and official’ session today where we had to be in ‘full’ mentor mode. Mrs Rana and Ms Gill from Arden School had been as efficient as ever and prepared the room, the refreshments and the resources for a great session. As mentors, we were all keen to get started and made sure we all sat on different tables so that we were shared out between the girls and mums.
Ok, I might sound a bit shallow, but everyone loves nice cakes don’t they? I knew the Mosaic mentoring training was gonna be good when I saw the very delicious looking selection of fancy cakes and biscuits… yumm yumm!
Well it is just 40 hours before the 2013 Virgin London Marathon. Yesterday I went to the Excel centre to register for my official numbers & position; no turning back (not that I ever considered doing so) but it is so very, very real now!
I remember hearing about Mosaic when they first setup in Birmingham about 5 years ago. My friend runs a Children’s Choir and was asked to perform there, which she did. It sounded good and I kept thinking I would get in touch, but never got round to it.
The countdown is on in the final week before the 21st of April. As I write this blog post I am still thinking of the very sad news of fellow runners from the Boston Marathon.
Today would be a practical session. The first part of the session would deal with Role models, whilst the second part of the session would require the students to act out a role play. My only worry about this session was that some of the students might not enjoy themselves, as it would require them to physically take part in a role play. This would cause some problem in terms of fear, nerves and panic amongst some of the shy and self conscious students.