Broadfield Buddies has been running at our school for a number of years. Mrs. Goodall our Learning Mentor leads the children. The idea behind Broadfield Buddies is to help any child who attends Broadfield Community Primary School feel included in school life. Especially during playtimes and dinnertimes when the children have free time and can choose whom they play with.
The Broadfield Buddies will wear a high-visibility vest, there will usually be four Broadfield Buddies on duty at one time and they will patrol the playground making themselves available to whoever needs them
Include children in playground games
Befriend lonely children and help them make friends
Make sure new children know where the toilet is, how to get to the playground from the dining hall
Introduce new children to the adults who look after them at lunchtimes
The hope is that Broadfield Buddies will make sure no child at Broadfield Community Primary School feels lonely and all children will have someone to play with.
There is a display as you enter school showing staff, parents and children who our Broadfield Buddies are.
The children on duty should be looking for loneliness