Dartmouth Academy's positive Playground Friends
Pupils from Dartmouth Academy’s Primary phase are promoting positive and safe practices during break times by becoming ‘Playground Friends’.
The new scheme is led by teacher Bonnie Chivers and her Class 5/6C and aims to create role models for younger children.
The ‘friends’ are all volunteers, have a colourful uniform to allow them to be easily identifiable and have been receiving training from Miss Chivers and Kim Thompson, Learning Support Assistant.
During any break or lunchtime on the Primary site there will be at least three Playground Friends on duty. The children wear distinctive yellow t-shirts and caps and have a Friendship Stop sign that all children can instantly recognise and go to when in need.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
To mark the introduction of the scheme, Class 5/6C presented an assembly to the rest of the Primary children in which the Playground Friends performed a rap, which went down a storm with the other children.
Morgan from Class 5/6C commented: "We want to make the playground safer and happier, I am going to take my role seriously."
Miss Chivers said: “It’s a lovely thing for the older children to do and we have had many willing and enthusiastic volunteers. We think this helps create a feeling of security for all our pupils and increases the sense of being part of a wider Academy family.”
Dartmouth Academy Vice Principal Rik Meek said: “This is a good scheme to promote safe thinking and responsibility in our older children. It’s a great idea and has already been working well. Well done to all out Playground Friends!”