In our school we have a system called ‘Buddy Groups’, we meet about once a month.
In these buddy groups; you have one person from each year group and a top buddy from Year Six. The top buddy looks after the younger pupils and runs the meeting.
We have buddy groups so that we can mix with other year groups and make new friends in different classes instead of in just our own. They help the younger children by getting their confidence levels up as they mix with other pupils.
When you’re new, you may need someone to guide you and the buddy groups offer several people who you can trust. It also means there is always an older person who you can ask for advice.
This is why we love having buddy groups.
Written by Year 6 pupils (top buddies)