At Crooksbarn we have teams of Buddies (also known as Playground Friends) who support the KS1 children during their morning playtime and lunch break. This involves the Y5 and Y6 children volunteering to give up their own playtimes every other week to organise fun activities using equipment. They set out equipment, teach the traditional games and are good friends to them.
The Y5 children cover during lunchtime and the Y6 children are on duty at morning playtime.
Both the Buddies and KS1 pupils thoroughly enjoy themselves and gain a lot from the experience.