Fighting Words Belfast volunteer mentors praised by teachers

Teachers are singing the praises of Fighting Words Belfast volunteers following the success of the cross-community cross-border More Crosswords programme.

With the support and encouragement offered by our trained volunteer mentors, teachers commented that even the quietest child in the group was drawn into the fun of collective story making. 

'It gave self-confidence a real boost to see their ideas being validated' said one enthusiastic teacher.  

'My group were excited about the next session and especially looked forward to meeting their mentor again'.

'The volunteers created a real warmth during the sessions', commented a school principal.  

'The value of what Fighting Words Belfast does is to develop the relationship between the child and language'.