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Laygate Community School

Where Learning Creates Success

Laygate Lane, South Shields, Tyne And Wear NE33 4JJ


Lunchtime and Playground Buddies


Playground buddies are children who are specially selected to go on duty at playtimes and lunchtimes to help with the following.

• organise games,

• get out and put away games equipment,

• play with children who are lonely,

• help to keep an eye on younger children,

• support children who have fallen out with their friends or are simply feeling sad,

• look out for bullying behaviour and alert adults,

• help children who have low-level conflicts to sort them out,

• prevent fights from happening by creating a peaceful atmosphere,

• be a friendly person that other child and can help get an adult if the child needs it.

The Buddies have carried out a 12 week training course which qualifies them to be a school buddy.