The Playground Buddy Programme was founded as a response to problems in the playground such as unsafe playing habits, children having a limited repertoire of games to play and boredom. The idea is empower some of the older children in the school with a sense of responsibility by involving them in helping to prevent such problems from occurring.
LIS Primary Playground Buddies are fourth and fifth grade students who are specially selected through an interview process and trained to support peers during recess to do the following:
Through the training process, the Playground Buddies aspire to fulfil the aims of the programme:
Playground Buddies are available during morning and lunch recess and work in a group of three.
The programme is overseen by educators and who meet weekly so that:
The educators report to the Principal on the progress of the programme.
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