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What We Do

Playground Pals                                

Everyone has the right to feel safe in the playground and the main aim of our Playground Pals initiative is to encourage a healthier and more active playtime; one that is harmonious and reduces the potential for minor dispute.


Playground Pals are an important part of school life. Children volunteer to be a Playground Pal and make the commitment to help encourage happy and sociable play-times. They will be a point of contact for children during breaks and can help encourage games, make sure no-one feels alone and are able to sort out any minor concerns.

Playground Pals are friendly and approachable and of course, do not replace the role of the teacher in sorting out problems, but are a support to the children and staff on duty.

Setting up a playground buddy scheme need not be a huge burden and once in place, can boost self-confidence and self-esteem and create a positive ethos throughout the whole school community.

BulliesOut’s creative and interactive primary school programme for Years 4-6 has been designed to be delivered over one school day. Through innovative delivery methods involving games, art, stories and drama, the programme empowers children to promote inclusion, friendship and kindness.

Using visual, auditory and kinaesthetic elements the programme is accessible to all pupils.

Youth Challenge Awards

To recognise the hard work and commitment our Playground Pals dedicate to the role, BulliesOut has partnered with UK Youth and are able to offer our Playground Pals Programme with the option of a Youth Challenge Award.

The awards:

  • Recognise young people’s achievements
  • Encourage ownership of learning
  • Reinforce good practice
  • Encourage participation and social inclusion


Our Playground Pals programme can be delivered with or without the Youth Challenge Award.

“The training day was really informative and enjoyable. The role play session and the discussion on emotions through the mask making activity were so useful and the drama work really helped with empathy. The discussions enabled the children to put their own ideas forward. We’re really looking forward to setting up our Playground Pals scheme”.

Mrs Owen, Primary School, Bristol


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Need to talk?

If you are being bullied or are concerned about someone who is, you can receive help and support from one of our trained Mentors through our e-mentoring service.

If you would like a Mentor to email you, please contact: mentorsonline@bulliesout.com

If you would rather speak to someone over the telephone, you can call Childline on: 0800 1111

For any community-related issues, such as anti-social behaviour, we would suggest contacting your landlord, the local police or your local environmental health department (where applicable), as we are unable to deal with these types of complaints.