Who are Buddies?

Buddies are a group of children who offer support to other children. They are caring and good listeners who try to solve any worries and problems people may have.


Where and when will I see Buddies?

Buddies are on duty on the infant and junior playgrounds every morning play time and lunch time.


What do Buddies look like?

They wear a bright yellow jacket with ‘Peer Advocate’ printed on the back.


Why do we have Buddies?

  • Buddies support teachers and dinner staff when on the playground.
  • Buddies reassure others that there is always somebody to turn to when guidance or support is needed.
  • Buddies give children the chance to discuss their feelings which helps to develop communication and listening skills.
  • Buddies raise awareness of issues or problems that may arise at playtimes.



Well done to this year's Buddies who were selected after completing application forms. As always, the standard was really high and it was very difficult to choose from the many applications.

Buddies will be on duty each playtime and lunchtime on the different outdoor playgrounds. You will easily spot them as they will wear this 'hi-vis' vests.

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