At lunchtimes we operate a Buddy system. Children from Key stage 2 help the lunchtime staff to look after the younger children in the playground. They help children in and out of the dining hall, lead games in the playground and look out for any children who are on their own and try to include them in group games.
In preparation for their buddy role, the children go through a short training programme; they are taught a range of playground games and appropriate guidance of the younger children.
Being a Buddy is a privilege which is really enjoyed by the older children. The younger children also love having their older friends helping to take care of them.
The buddies work on a rota system and go into the playground every day to play different games with the infants.
If you would like to become a buddy please speak to Mr Jones to get an application form and arrange an interview