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Thrive and Playground Buddies

Playground Buddies

At Byker Primary School we encourage the children to support each other to thrive. We have a fantastic team of Year 5 and Year 6 who received training on what a playground buddie. They were all interviewed for this special role and the successful candidates now support staff each day on the yard to ensure our children have the best playtimes ever. The children have been trained and they help children engage in games, teach them new games and dances, help children find a friend or chat to new people. They direct children to adults for support if this is needed. We have found this has supported many children to have positive experiences during social times in our school.


Thrive and lunch time support

We have a lunch time THRIVE group that can often be found in our wonderful wooded area. Here children are supported by our highly trained THRIVE practitioners to experience some quiet time on our busy yard, explore and create in a fun and safe place and just have lots of fun. Children can often be found having their lunch here. 


Please feel free to come and talk to any of us if you think we can support you and your child.