Friendship Squad

An Amazing New Friendship Squad

On Thursday 6th October, twenty Year 4’s and ten Year 5’s spent the day completing their Friendship Training Day with Ms Smith.

Firstly, we shared some games which require no resources and could be used as an ice-breaker. Lots of fun was had, teaching each other clapping games and co-ordinating ourselves as a group.  As you can see from the photos below, we all got there in the end!

Next, we had to work as a group to sort cards, thinking about activities that were Safe and Not Safe. There was a lot of discussion and we shared our views to one other.

The next activity, made us think about what behaviour was fair and unfair on the playground and field. We sorted the cards and again shared our ideas and gave reasons for our choices.

All of us have had unkind words said to us at some time on the playground. In groups, we discussed how we could change this behaviour and what we, as Friendship Squad members, could do. We had to change negative statements in to positive ones.

We followed this up with some role play.

During the afternoon workshops, we thought about the feelings we may have on the playground. We created mind maps and shared our ideas.

Next, we shared our ideas around why people get angry and how this might happen on the playground or field.

Confidently, we were able to put our new skills in to action with a little more role play. It was great to watch one another and hear their solutions to problems they may encounter on the playground.

Finally, we create a poster of what a Friendship Squad member should be.

We all passed! So, we are on the playground and field to help keep our playground a happy and safe place.