This year we are planning ways in which our children can re-discover the mixed-age friendships that used to be an essential element of life at school pre-Covid. We are starting with lunchtimes!
The older children always enjoy taking on responsibility and so, as part of our quest to make lunchtimes a pleasurable experience, we now have hall helpers who are supporting the younger ones by laying tables, delivering food and helping to cut it up. Our playleaders are outside offering energetic activities to small groups and our anti-bullying ambassadors are busy planning how they are going to support those children who feel a little lonely or unsure.
The next step is to support the older children to plan and run some playtime clubs. Please encourage your children to take this opportunity if they have a hobby to share!