The Playground Buddies Toolkit

If you are setting up a playground peer support scheme in your school, then the Primary Playground Buddies Toolkit is just what you need.

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As National Anti-Bullying Week approaches from 13th-17th November I am highlighting the value of playground buddies in schools to support the creation of a culture of kindness, empathy and cooperation.

Read more about it here:

Press release – Nip playground conflict in the bud this Anti-Bullying Week 2017


Playground Buddies

Playground buddies are children who are selected and trained to support other children on the playground. They help to ensure peaceful and happy lunchtimes and playtimes through organising games, providing a listening ear and helping to identify children that may need some support.

The buddies develop skills of empathy, listening, leadership and teamwork.

The Primary Playground Buddies Toolkit includes:

  • Advice on how to get started.
  • Selecting children to be buddies.
  • Ten succinct sessions for training pupils as buddies.
  • Tips for keeping things going after the initial burst of enthusiasm.
  • Template certificates.
  • Assembly outlines.
  • A host of other activities and games.

Take a look inside now (PDF – 26KB)


An evaluation of the impact of playground buddies in two Manchester primary schools found that 78% of children felt safer in the playground with buddies on duty.

“You could see it was starting to make a difference because the children realised they were role models … there are less incidents in the playground and the buddies say that there is less fighting.”

– Sam Williams, Deputy Head teacher, Ashbury Meadow Primary School


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You can order the Buddies Toolkit here @ £25.00 per copy.

Option 1 (UK & Overseas)

Option 2 (UK Only)

If you are from a school or a local education authority based in the UK, we can send you an invoice if you complete the order form and e-mail it or post it to us.

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