Our Year 5 students are invited to apply to become a ‘Buddy’. This vital role ensures that pupils in younger years are supported at both playtime and lunchtime. They receive training in a number of areas such as reading, mentoring, friendship buddy and in communication skills too.
We value our Buddies highly and recognise the outstanding contribution they make to ensure John Wesley is a friendly and supportive school.
Let’s hear from the buddies
“As a buddy we are there to be a friend and someone to rely on but also a mentor, however, we also help with games and play skills.”
“I’m an anti-bullying buddy and I am connected to a Willow class. I help children who are finding it hard to make friends or even if they have a problem. By having this role I am able to improve my problem solving and other skills. I like being a buddy.”
“Out of this I get confidence to talk to people and people skills. I get to meet new people and it is fun to help children.”
“You have to be committed to being a buddy. You have to always be helpful and be willing to give up your time for others. You have to care about helping others and doing what you have to do to help teachers and students. If you’re a buddy you learn a lot from teachers as well as the students. You also get a lot of experience for social skills.”