I like PALs because I like playing games with the infants, such as: duck duck goose, hide and seek, and tig. I also have a job where I teach a Yr1 Caribbean boy English, which is where I reassure him.

Hannah Doherty

I love being a PAL because I am a responsible role model for the younger pupils at Stanah Primary School, and I enjoy being able to teach them games I played when I was their age.

Ellie McVeigh

I love being a PAL as I get to be a role model for the younger children, and to help them get along.

Evie Reilly

I enjoy PALs because you become friends with lots of KS1 children, and help them make friends.

Finley Hylton

I enjoy PALs because I get to play with the younger children, and get to know them. It is fun to play games with them and be a good role model.

Holly Warburton

PALs is a wonderful experience, at lunch, were the children from Year 6 go to KS1 and play games with the younger ones.

Jacob Byrne

What I like about PALs is heading up to KS1 and seeing all the younger pupils. I enjoy playing all sorts of different games with them, such as; football, basketball, and tig. From my perspective, some Year 2 have some real football talent.

Joey Byrne


I think interacting with the younger ones has made me soft (haha). I’ve made new friends, and joined in with the fun. I’ve taught everyone how to play games, and helped kids up. I know you’ll have as much fun as me, and make kids laugh.

Jack Thomson

I love being a PAL because I have made friends, and they keep your friendship forever. Being a great role model to the younger ones, so they can do the same when they are a PAL.

Oliver Dempsey

Raffy, “Hall duty is a role where you encourage people to eat their dinner and if they do so we reward them with stickers. These stickers have encouraged a huge improvement from when we introduced them to now. I have more and more people coming to me with empty plates everyday. It’s so amazing how much they have grown.”

Serenna, “The games duck, duck, goose and hide and seek help children who sometimes don’t have anyone to play with. The PALS will invite them to play these games with other children which then helps them form new friendships. Their confidence grows each day asking others to play with them. It is amazing how their courage builds.”

Willow, “PALS is for making sure the younger children are happy at lunch times and to help them make friends.”

Freddie, “When we are on door duty, we make sure that children are all safe. We make sure children can get in and out and make sure they aren’t on their own without an adult. We help them zip their coats up and encourage them to. It is a great job to see them together with their friends.”

Mason, “On hall duty, you have to make sure the young ones don’t run. You can give out stickers to the children that finish their whole plate and even help the adults mop and clean up. It’s amazing and so fun to do.”

“When on PALS we are outside with the little kids playing with them and also encouraging them to make new friends. We try to get them to play with kids they have not met before especially in Reception children. They create new friendships becoming more independent each day. It is really fun to watch their bonds grow.”