At St. Columba’s our Year Six pupils have been paired with a Reception pupil to share various experiences and support our younger children.

Our Buddy System has worked so well in our school over the years and the children always form a wonderful bond together. It is a excellent way to help the Reception children build confidence and settle into ‘big school’ and a great opportunity for the Year Six children to be responsible, to support others and be good role models.

The Reception children love their Year Six buddies. They sit together in assemblies, play together on the yard and one day a week the Year Six children come down into Reception to read with their buddies.

We look forward to lots more fun days with our buddies in the Spring and Summer term.