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Pedal-powered fun with Prep Buddies

​It's the Tour de France for preppies! But don't worry, their Year 6 Buddies are not far away

Little legs a-blur, pedals pumping, smiles wide—this is the Tour de France for preppies!

Nurtured by a program called Prep Buddies, a special relationship has developed between the Year 6 students and the Prep students at Darra State School. They have become the best of friends.

'This school has a big heart; we work together as a tight-knit family unit,' explains Principal Gayle Healey.

'Our Year 6 students volunteer in the Prep playground at break times to support the Prep students to develop their social skills. This also builds responsibility and leadership skills for our Year 6 students.'

The youngest school members particularly love riding the school's tricycles. With their older buddies helping, and sometimes refereeing, the Prep students learn to share and take turns.

'The students form such a strong bond, developing positive, supportive relationships. This program is one of many at Darra State School enhancing the school culture of looking after and caring for others,' she said.

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Last updated
02 December 2019