This year we intend to implement a number of strategies to help our children to manage emotional well-being and mindfulness. The first of these strategies is to introduce a “Buddy Bench” into our playground. This is for children who need someone to help them, play with them or find a friend to play with. Our older pupils will be on the lookout for children who are at the buddy bench and need someone to play with. We will be talking to children about this in assembly and making sure it is more than just another piece of furniture.
Have a look at the BBC news article below about how these benches are being used in schools.