Throughout school we have play buddies.
Our Play Buddies are children from our Year 3 and 4 classes who are supportive members to their peers. During breaktimes and lunchtimes, their role is to help make sure others are enjoying their playtimes. This may be through inviting somebody to play a game with them or checking in on somebody who is having some quiet time. Play Buddies is great for all our children- the children in role enjoy the additional responsibility whilst others feel supported and included.
The Play Buddies have set days when they are “on duty” throughout the week to ensure they have chance to enjoy their own playtimes as well as thriving in the role.
Due to restrictions in school, our Play Buddies system is not currently taking place. However, we hope for it to return in the near future.