Lunch Time at West Rise
We have lots of friendly faces on our playground at lunchtimes. Mid-day Supervisors are out on the playground and in the hall to supervise the children. We are a "Rights Respecting" school, which is an ethos for positive relationships and behaviour. Positive behaviour is an expectation at lunchtimes as much as it is within the classroom. We use the field and the playground for games. The children have a rota for football and there are plenty of balls to share for basketball and other games.
The Play Leaders are around to encourage children to play and have a selection of games and table top toys, including the parachute, skipping ropes, blowing bubbles and bouncy hoppers to choose from. They also play circle games and clapping games.
To find out how Peer Mediation works at West Rise, please click on the video below.
The Peer Mediators are Year 6 children trained in restorative justice to sort out problems on the playground. There is strong evidence that most children prefer to talk to other children about their friendship problems. The mediators help the children work through their issue and support them in solving it. The mediators also help children find friends to play with during lunchtimes.
Both the Play Leaders and Peer Mediators work on a rota basis.