In Primary 6, my classmates and I found out that we were going to be getting a Primary 1 buddy to support through their first year of school. Mrs Falconer, told us the date that we were going to meet them at their nursery and also told us the name of our new buddy.
Finally, the day arrived! I was going to meet my buddy. I was nervous but also excited at the same time. My buddies name is Lucy, she has blonde hair, a big smile and the great thing about her is her constant happiness which I feel rubs off on me too! Not that I am unhappy but I always feel happier around Lucy. I like surrounding myself with positive people!
In August. when we started P7, our buddies finally moved from nursery to primary school. I was so excited to see Lucy again and hoped her happy nature wasn’t a one off. I needn’t have worried as she was still the bubbly, cheery Lucy I had met before the summer.
I loved introducing Lucy to new people and helping he to make new friends. Our job as buddies for the first few weeks, was to go down to their playground and help her make new friends. It makes me feel good to know that she won’t be lonely as she now has lots of good friends.
Another job we have as a buddy is to visit the Primary One class on a Friday to help them with their learning. I have enjoyed helping Lucy complete some maths work, read some new books and learn her spelling words. I love it when they get a chance to take part in some art activities or structured play.