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Ashmead Befrienders

Befrienders 2019.20

Befrienders 2019/2020


Here at Ashmead we want to ensure all children have a safe and happy playtime in which they are able to play and interact socially, demonstrating kindness, respect and support for one another. The Befrienders are a group of elected pupils whose role it is to:


- lead and play games with children on the playground, helping to build and maintain friendships

- help solve any issues or difficulties, by listening to others, through discussion and by raising questions with staff

- be a good role model to others and spread smiles to cheer people up,


They are easily spotted around school because they wear bright red cardigans and jumpers. This year our Befrienders are:


Year 2 - Rowan, Logan, Gabriel, Izzy, Malika and Layla

Year 3 - Jasper, Emily, Hakeem, Julia and Jack

Year 4 - Iqra, William and Aimee

Year 5 - Mollie, Bailey-Rae and Husnain

Year 6 - Umar, Joselyne, Kai and Aaliyah



Your Befrienders 2018.19

Spring Term

This term, we ran a competition where the children were asked to produce a poster encouraging Ashmead school pupils to 'Be Kind'.


The two winners were Gabriel Majowski and Lia Simpson.


Here are their amazing posters:

Summer Term

Over the last few weeks, the Befrienders have planned, organised and run a mufti day which they called 'Friendship Friday'. The focus for the day was to raise money for the charity Kidscape who work to prevent bullying in schools and also promote caring, supportive relationships. The children came to school in bright, happy clothing and donated £1 to Kidscape. 


Every class took part in two friendship activities that day:


1) Each class had a circle time to promote how to be a good friend and how to be respectful of other's opinions/interests.


2) Classes spent 20/30 minutes of the day playing games together, whether they were outdoor games, board games or new playground games. This promoted good communication, respect, turn taking and sharing ideas.


Amazingly, the Befrienders led the school in raising £467.80 for Kidscape! Great effort!