"English schools will receive almost three-quarters of a million pounds over the next two years to train their pupils to listen to one another's problems.
Pupils in secondary schools and colleges will be taught to help classmates who struggle to form friendships or find it hard to express themselves.
Ministers hope the "peer mentors" will defuse arguments through discussion, reduce bullying, improve behaviour and raise attainment."
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What do you think? Can secondary school students really help each other or is this just another big ol' waste of education funding? Have you seen anything like this mentoring program elsewhere? Share your thoughts in the comments section.