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Exceptional Schools Award

Playground Buddies 

 

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?

  1. To help all children to learn how to play cooperatively with each other.
  2. To help children resolve minor conflicts.
  3. Teach children to play a wider range of games.
  4. Help lonely children make more friends.
  5. 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