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King's Cliffe Endowed Primary School

Growing a Love for Learning

Play Buddies

Playground Buddies

Playground buddies consist of our Year 4 pupils; who help the playtime supervisors to ensure playtimes are a happy and safe time for all children.

A rota is in place so all buddies have the same opportunity to be a playground buddy once a week.

The role of playground buddies involve:

  • Helping children find new friends
  • Making children feel comfortable and welcome
  • Including children who are lonely and help them to play games
  • Being positive role models 
  • Demonstrate positive play
  • 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 they may have lost on the playground
  • Teaching new games
  • Helping to put away playtime equipment