St Anne Line Catholic Infant School & Nursery

We love to learn in Jesus, In Jesus we learn to love

Wickhay, Basildon, Essex SS15 5AF

admin@st-anneline-inf.essex.sch.uk

01268 524263

Playground Buddies

Playground Buddies are children selected from year two classes, whose job it is to support the person on playground duty.

Playground buddies help to…

  • Encourage children to play together.
  • Reduce the incidences of poor behaviour, aggression and "rough games"
  • Enable children to resolve play and friendship problems in a fair way.
  • Offer support to individual children who "don't want to play"
  • Reduce the number of accidents on the playground through safer play.
  • Support children on the playground who are lonely
  • Look after playground equipment.
  • Raise self-esteem (both other children and buddies)
  • Make children feel valued by giving them the responsibility of being a buddy.
  • Provide positive role models for younger children.
  • Make happier playtimes for children.