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Balderstone Buddies

At Balderstone, our Year 6 pupils have been paired with a Reception pupil to share various experiences and support our younger pupils. 


The aim of the buddy system is to encourage children to be good role models and it plays an important part in creating a safe, friendly, happy and peaceful atmosphere for children during lunchtime. It also gives them some feeling of responsibility. Not only do they help to make the playground a happy place for all the children, they also offer great help to the staff on duty at lunch.


Year 6 buddies often work and play with their Reception buddies, sharing experiences and helping Reception grow into part of the Balderstone family.