Primary School

Buddy Scheme

At Willington Primary School we are introducing the ‘Buddy Scheme’. This is a strategy initiated by the  Anti-Bullying Service of Durham County Council. It aims to encourage positive relationships between children and reinforces ideas of how it might feel to be the victim of bullying. The programme  empowers the pupils with strategies to make our playground a happier place to be for all children all of the time. Children in year 5 have been chosen as buddies. They have begun their training with Durham County Council Anti-Bullying Service with a  variety of activities to help raise awareness about bullying, while building self-esteem, listening skills and understanding the feelings of others. This week they made maps of the playground and thought about which parts would make good safe zones and friend zones as well as understanding how not so nice words can affect our feelings!

Well done Buddies and we look forward to seeing you on the playground!


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