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Buddies

Pupils in Year 4,5 and 6 are invited to become playleaders, known as ‘Buddies’  for the younger pupils at playtimes.  This job is taken very seriously by the pupils and  involves organising games and helping to serve lunches in the dinner hall.

buddy 2

Some of our older ‘buddies’ trained as peer mediators, with the help of Devon’s Behaviour Support Team.  If any pupils need support at playtime, they can sit on the Friendship bench and the ‘buddies’ will offer some help.  Our beautiful friendship bench was kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Clements in memory of a member of staff.

friendship bench

Young Leader’s Conference

Our playground buddies had the opportunity to attend a Young Leaders’ conference at Stover School.  Pupils learnt some new games to try with the younger pupils at St Mary’s and talked to other pupils who carry out similar roles in different schools.

  • University of Exeter ITT Partner
  • School Games Gold 2018-2019
  • RHS Five Star Gardening School Logo (1)

    RHS Campaign for School Gardening
  • Eco Schools Silver Award