In October 2021, the pupil Wellbeing Ambassador initiative was first announced by the then Senior Prefects, Isabel Raper (IH 2017-22) and Atticus Adams (LI 2017-22). It is based on the insight that pupils from all year groups feel passionately about this issue and want to support each other, so harnessing formal pupil leadership in this area is very powerful.
In January 2022, the first cohort of newly selected pupil Wellbeing Ambassadors (WBAs) started their training and thereby their work in improving the wellbeing and mental health of Marlborough pupils.
A year on, support to our pupils’ wellbeing has been strengthened further by doubling the size of our team of Wellbeing Ambassadors. This pupil group, now almost 50-strong, is focused on supporting the pupil body on a House and school basis. The newly appointed Ambassadors began their training immediately with the Director of Coaching and Mentoring, and this term are offering a series of House drop-in sessions. They are building relationships and profile across the school community, and continuing to increase the openness with which mental health and wellbeing are spoken and thought about by all.
We look forward to the newly expanded team pushing forward the wellbeing agenda at the College.
Deputy Head, Pastoral