At Maple School we believe all children have the right to an enjoyable lunchtime. To help make playtime a happy place we have a team of volunteers from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 who are part of Playground Squad.
Playground Squad wear a yellow band so they can be recognised in the playground.
The school has a shed in which we keep all the playground squad equipment such as hula- hoops, skipping ropes, balls, and lots more! The Playground Squad is in charge of opening the shed, getting out the equipment and organising games, ringing the bell and putting the equipment back.
Playground Squad have been trained in a number of traditional games. Each lunchtime they play one of these games with the younger children. As well as this a selection of equipment is available to play with.
The Peer patrol is a group of Year 6 children who have been trained to mediate friendship issues. Each lunchtime a small group of Peer Patrol children can be found wearing red bands. The younger pupils know that if they are in a tricky situations or have had a friendship problem then they should go and find the Peer Patrol. Lunchtime staff will also suggest to children to seek the support of the trained Year 6 pupils.