Buddy programs consist of older students reading, helping, playing, mentoring and completing activities or projects with younger children. Buddy programs can strengthen the school community and help to challenge stereotypes, misconceptions or fears that students hold about younger or older age groups. A buddy system can also help students to feel valued and supported, teach important social skills and create a caring ethos in the school.
Miss Beatty’s Yr. 1’s and Mrs Dobson’s Yr.6’s together are running this Buddy Program. Every Wednesday after recess the two classes catch up for activities, fun, laughter and togetherness.
Please click on the link below to see some of these amazing times.