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Playground Buddies

  • You got a friend in me.

    — Toy Story
    Our playground buddy scheme plays an important part in creating a safe, friendly, happy and peaceful atmosphere for children during break and lunchtimes.

    Who are they?
    Primary 7 & 6 children volunteer and then complete Buddy training to take on the role of Playground Buddies in the foundation stage playground. 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?

    • To help all children to learn how to play cooperatively with each other.
    • Teach children to play a wider range of games.
    • Help children make more friends.
    • Most importantly, be available as a friend to all the other children.

    How do we spot them?
    Look out for their bright yellow hi-vis vests with Playground Buddies and our school logo on them.