Playground Buddies


A group of K2 children who give up time to support the productive play of kS1 & Early Years children. See Miss Lowes further details.

Teacher support –  Miss Lowes and Miss Kirkley

Playground Buddies are pupils who help to make playtime a happy time for children. Children interested in becoming Playground Buddies signed up at the beginning the year. Selected children have been given training before working in the playground.  A rota is drawn up so all buddies are on duty for one morning or afternoon playtime and one lunchtime play per week.

Playground buddies will meet on a weekly basis to discuss playtime games and activities.  Teachers will also explain expectations and provide examples of how to solve playtime problems.

The role of Playground Buddies involves:

  • helping children find new friends
  • making children feel comfortable and welcome
  • including children who are lonely and helping them to play games
  • giving support to children to find solutions to a problem
  • being fair and not taking sides
  • helping children if they fall over and comforting them
  • helping children to find something if they’ve lost it in the playground
  • teaching new games (weekly)
  • asking the lunchtime supervisors if they are unsure of what to do in a situation

Who are the Playground Buddies?

The High Spen Playground Buddies are:

  • Layla Bingham
  • Hannah Swan
  • Emily-Jane Thompson
  • Izzy Milne
  • Ellie Fellows
  • Grace Herron
  • Esme
  • Ruby Chambers

Please look at the notice board near the staff room to find pictures of the High Spen Playground Buddies.

Weekly Rota :

Day Morning Break Lunch
Monday Izzy and Layla Izzy and Layla
Tuesday  Ellie Fellows and Emily-Jane Ellie Fellows and Emily-Jane
Wednesday Grace and Esme Grace and Esme
Thursday  Ruby and Hannah Ruby and Hannah
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