Peer Educators, aged 14 – 25, are trained to deliver sessions on topics that matter to girls today. Girls are more likely to listen to those who are of a similar age to them.
Book a Peer Education session for your unit
Complete the enquiry form below and one of our Peer Educators will be in touch
Peer Educators draw on their own experiences allowing girls to fully engage and relate. Peer Education Sessions are available for Brownies, Guides and Ranger Units.
Introduction Vicky Cunningham – one of our Peer Educators in Surrey West
Since starting as a Rainbow, I have worked my way through the sections, gaining my Young Leader Qualification before looking for another challenge. I trained as a Peer Educator over three days in July 2016 and since then have run workshops with over 80 different Brownie, Guide and Ranger groups. I began studying Psychology at Uni in September 2018 and Peer Education allows me to explore my own interests as well as ensure I am making a positive difference to younger girls. I really enjoy crafting each workshop to suit each units’ needs and leaving behind something worthwhile for the girls to think about.
What happens in a peer educator sesson and how relevant will they be?
Developed with expert partners, each session consists of creating a set of guidelines, discussing and defining key areas of the chosen topic before exploring ways to combat the issue being addressed, using a variety of techniques, so there is something for everyone. This encourages participation so that others can learn from their peers, gaining a more well-rounded understanding of the topic. Each session is tailor-made to suit the unit, with different activities for different age groups.
When would a session take place?
During your normal meeting time, on a previously arranged date. If your meeting is less than 90 minutes it may be best to split the session over two meetings, but this can be discussed.
What topics would a session cover?
Currently there is a choice of 3 sessions, the badges for these are show below. Please click on each one to find out more.