Lunchtime and Playground Buddies

 

Playground buddies are children who are specially selected to go on duty at playtimes and lunchtimes to help with the following.

• organise games,

• get out and put away games equipment,

• play with children who are lonely,

• help to keep an eye on younger children,

• support children who have fallen out with their friends or are simply feeling sad,

• look out for bullying behaviour and alert adults,

• help children who have low-level conflicts to sort them out,

• prevent fights from happening by creating a peaceful atmosphere,

• be a friendly person that other child and can help get an adult if the child needs it.

The Buddies have carried out a 12 week training course which qualifies them to be a school buddy.