At Burnham Infants we train a group of Year 2 children to become a ‘Friendly Face’ in the playground. The children become skilled at recognising when another child needs help in the playground; this could be because they are feeling unwell or sad for some reason, they may have fallen over and hurt themselves or just need a friend to play with. Our Friendly Face group learn when it is necessary to request help from an adult (almost always) or when they can befriend their peers to support their play skills at playtime. We are very proud of our children for being such community spirited, caring and kind children that are keen to make the playground a happy place for all of our children. They are easily spotted as they take turns to wear the ‘Friendly Face’ of a bright red cap as they patrol the playground, including the designated ‘Friendship Bench’ during their twice weekly playground duty.
Mrs Warren will be completing the first session of training early in October. There will be further opportunities to become a Friendly Face later in the year.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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