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Promoting Friendships in the Playground
A Peer Befriending Programme for Primary Schools



136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book aims to assist teachers to train pupils aged 6 - 11 in peer befriending. The contents include comprehensive facilitator notes on running training programme for young people including Circle Time activities, pro-social games and necessary photocopiable worksheets.

The contents are based on the author's own experiences of running such a programme to assist pro-social behaviour at breaks and lunchtimes. Also included in the book are some awareness raising sessions for support staff and lunchtime supervisors.

This programme is not intended to be mediation training, rather it is a 'friends' scheme. It has been successfully trialled in primary schools in Bromley.

Introduction and Background

 
How to use the materials

 
 
Training for Pals
 
Session 1
Resources: Rules

 
Playground Observation

 
 
Session 2
Resources: Good thoughts about me

 
 
Session 3
Resources: Rhyme

 
Role-plays

 
 
Session 4
Resources: Pal Guide Booklet

 
Pal certificate

 
 
Assembly
Follow Up Sessions

 
General

 
Listening Skills

 
Mediation

 
Anger Management

 
 
Training For Y2 Lunch-Time Supervisors
Session 1

 
Session 2

 
Session 3

 
Session 4

 
 
Resources: Questionnaire
Helpful Hints Sheet

 
Certificate

 
 
Appendix 1: Letter To Parents
 
Appendix 2: Sample Job Specification
 
Appendix 3: Skills List
 
Appendix 4: Advert For Playground Pals
 
Appendix 5: Pupil Survey
 
Appendix 6: Teacher Survey
 
Appendix 7: Parent/Governor survey/letter
 
Appendix 8: What The Children Say..........
Bibliography

 

'This positive book sets out to help teachers and pupils to work together to improve the quality of playtime…The time taken to develop these worthwhile skills is likely to be well spent and benefit the school and playtime in the long run' - Youth in Mind

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Brigette Bishop

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