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What Makes You a Fantastic Friend?

 

  • Be a good listener.
  • Be helpful.
  • Show you care.
  • Cheer friends up if they're feeling sad.
  • Include friends in games.
  • Be honest, polite and respectful.
  • Sharing and taking turns.

How Do We Make Friends?

 

  • Smile and say "hello".
  • Ask questions about themselves like "what is your name?" and tell them your name and a bit about yourself. Find out what their hobbies are and what they like and dislike. Tell them about your interests.
  • Join new clubs both inside and outside of school.
  • Go to the Friendship Stop or Play Leaders.

How Do You Keep Friendships?

 

  • Spend quality time together.
  • Share your feelings with each other.
  • Be supportive and listen to each other.
  • Try something new together.
  • Sometimes friendships change so it's a good idea to have a wider circle of friends.

Play Leaders are a group of caring children who have been trained to organise activities for other children on the playground. They encourage children to join in games and to extend their friendships. The leadership skills that they have been taught will also help to raise self-esteem, self-confidence and encourage physical activity.

 Play Leaders 

Play Leaders are a group of caring children who have been trained to organise activities for other children on the playground. They encourage children to join in games and to extend their friendships. The leadership skills that they have been taught will also help to raise self-esteem, self confidence and encourage physical activity

Play Leaders aim to have the following qualities:

  • To be a great role model
  • Be kind, friendly and confident
  • Be able to help other children
  • Abide by the rules
  • Respect equipment
  • Be honest, reliable and trustworthy
  • To be a good team member

 Play Leaders aim to:

  • Improve behaviour on the playground
  • Provide a safe area for children to practise their social skills
  • Develop friendships between pupils
  • Encourage problem solving
  • Teach pupils appropriate skills and games
  • Be a good role model for their peers and to treat children equally

 If you're looking for a friend to play with, visit our Play Leaders on the playground. There are also two friendship stops on the playground where you might be able to meet a new friend.

USEFULL LINKS ; www.elsa-support.co.uk/tree-of-connections.  

www.elsa-support.co.uk/connect-tab-book-childrens-mental-health

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