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Whiteabbey Primary School, Newtownabbey

Buddies in Whiteabbey PS:

Buddies are very important people in our school community.

They are boys and girls from our Primary 7 who have volunteered to spend some of their playtime each week playing with our younger children in the Infant playground. The children love to have "big friends" to play with and we appreciate their support as play partners.

Buddies have special Buddy Training before they go to the playground. They wear a special Buddy jacket and they have special jobs to do. Everyday is different, sometimes they will be: 

  • playing games
  • keeping an eye on the "Buddy tree" just in case anyone is looking for a friend
  • training up the footballers
  • refereeing the basketball
  • watching out for children who fall or get hurt
  • helping sort out a disagreement
  • always supporting the playground supervisors

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