St Anne Line Catholic Infant School & Nursery

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

Wickhay, Basildon, Essex SS15 5AF

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.