Our Buddy system is an extremely important part of life at Whitefriars Junior School. Each year, when new children join our school in Year 3 they are assigned a Year 6 Buddy to help to welcome them and settle them into our school. Buddies are partners for the whole of the school year which means that Year 3 children always have an older child they can turn to but also that children in Year 6 have a responsibility to the younger child showing our values: care, courtesy and consideration. Various activities are organised throughout the school year including a weekly playtime. This Christmas, Year 6 children helped their Buddies make cards using finger painting.