Playground Buddies at St James
Our playground buddy scheme plays a vital role in creating a safe, welcoming, happy and peaceful atmosphere for children during lunchtimes.
Who are they?
Year 6 children take on the role of Playground Buddies. The buddies thoroughly enjoy completing all of 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 does a playground buddy do?
- all children to learn how to play cooperatively with each other.
- Welcome new children into our school and help them to settle quickly.
- Help children resolve minor conflicts.
- Teach children to play a wider range of games.
- Support lonely children in making more friends.
- Be ready as a friend to all.
How do we spot them?
Our buddies wear bright yellow tabards. Look out for them around the playground.
The view of our playground buddies:
‘Being a playground buddy is fun and exciting and you get to experience what other children like to do when they have a break from their class’ Taliyah.
Since I have been a playground buddy, it has helped me to build up my own confidence by meeting new children around the school,’ Teigra.
‘Being a playground buddy is fun because you get the chance to learn all about children and make new friends. Also you get to help others make new friendships,’ Aniyah.
‘Being a playground buddy means I get to meet new children that have joined our school, get to know them and help them to make friends quickly,’ Intisar.‘