Our playground buddy scheme plays an important part in creating a safe, friendly, happy and peaceful atmosphere for children during lunchtimes.
Who are they?
Year 6 children take on the role of Playground Buddies. The buddies really enjoy their responsibilities, and not only do they make the playground a happy place for all the children, but also offer a great help to the staff on duty at lunchtime.
What is their role?
- To help all children to learn how to play cooperatively with each other.
- To help children resolve minor conflicts.
- Teach children to play a wider range of games.
- Help lonely children make more friends.
- Most importantly, be available as a friend to all the other children.
How do we spot them?
Look out for their bright red caps with our school logo on.
Comments and views of some playground buddies:
‘The best part of being a playground buddy is helping people and sometimes you might want to help them choose a game and I play with them for a while.’ Jessi
‘The best thing about being a buddy is helping people make new friends and the satisfaction that you get after seeing a lonely child playing with 3 friends.’ Vilok
‘The best part of being a playground buddy is that you have a responsibility.’ Hamza
Comments and views of children who have been helped by a Playground Buddy:
‘They help everybody and they are fun.’ Hanna
‘If somebody is lonely they help them to have friends’ Sachin
‘They help everyone to be included’ Zainab