Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and Buddies
At St Edmund's we have Anti-bullying Ambassadors as well as a Class Buddy scheme. The Anti-bullying Ambassadors specifically promote anti-bullying throughout the school and the Buddies help the younger children to have positive experiences of playtime, playing with them and teaching them different games.
The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are chosen by the teachers and receive training from the Diana Anti-bully Award. Children from the Junior classes apply to be Buddies and have to demonstrate why they would make good Buddies and what skills they can bring to the scheme.
Once appointed, Anti-bullying Ambassadors and Buddies operate on a rota basis. Both groups organise and play games, assist children who are having friendship issues and generally ensure all children have a happy and enjoyable playtime.
What is their role?
- To help all children to learn how to play co-operatively with each other.
- To help children resolve minor conflicts.
- Teach children to play a wider range of games.
- To help children make more friends.
- Most importantly, be available as a friend to all the other children.
- Anti-bullying Ambassadors specifically promote anti-bullying and run promotional weeks and sign post children to help if needed.
How do we spot them?
Anti-bullying Ambassadors wear a green hi-viz jacket and Buddies wear an orange hi-viz jacket on the playground, so they can be spotted easily.
Click here to see the ABA's whole school assembly presentation to kick-start Anti-bullying Week.