At the Ladysmith Federation we use Kelso’s Choices to help pupils manage small problems that they may have. Kelso’s Choices is a conflict-management program for primary aged children based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. Designed around Kelso the Frog, this program offers nine options children can choose from to resolve minor conflicts on their own. Children will be able to determine the difference between minor problems they can handle and serious problems that require an adult’s help. We introduce the program in assembly and reinforce it throughout everyday school life. Kelso’s Choices links well with our work on being a Rights Respecting School and we have seen the benefits of it over the last few years.
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