The Crescent Academy
The Crescent Academy
  • Welcome


    Dear Parents, We would both like to offer you a very warm welcome to The Crescent Academy. We encourage all of our parents to become a part of our rich and welcoming family.

  • Playground Buddies

    Playground Buddies are Year 3 pupils who help the playtime supervisors to make playtimes a happy time for children in the playground. Children interested in becoming Playground Buddies in Year 3 complete a job application at the beginning of each year, explaining why they would like to be a Playground Buddy and why they think they would be good at the job. Selected pupils are given training before working in the playground alongside the playground supervising adults. A rota is drawn up so all buddies are on duty for one playtime and one lunchtime play per week.

    The role of Playground Buddies involves:

    • helping children find new friends
    • making children feel comfortable and welcome
    • including children who are lonely and helping them to play games
    • giving support to children to find solutions to a problem
    • being fair and not taking sides
    • helping children if they fall over and comforting them
    • helping children to find something if they've lost it in the playground
    • teaching new games
    • asking the lunchtime supervisors if they are unsure of what to do in a situation
    • helping  to put away playtime equipment