Kids talk

19th April 2013 at 01:00
Daniel, Lauren and Rosie, P6, talk to Julia Belgutay about making friends

Daniel: I forgot how you make friends. It just happened when school started. I know they are my friends because they play with me all day. Not all day. Week days.

Lauren: We just made friends in school.

Rosie: People just become your friends if you play with them.

Lauren: You keep their secrets and you can talk to them. And they are someone who you trust.

Rosie: Someone who makes you laugh is your friend, and someone you can trust. And someone who wants to play with you, no matter what.

Lauren: I am not friends with people I used to be friends with when I was little, because we all went to different schools and we didn't keep phone numbers and things. I got invited to their birthday party until they turned seven and then it stopped.

Daniel: I used to have a friend in nursery, but I don't remember his name.

Rosie: Some people you talk to, but they are not your friends. It's important your friends are funny, because if they are not funny it starts to get a bit boring.

Daniel: I don't have any boring friends.

Lauren: Expect for one.

Daniel: If I moved and had to make friends, I would just walk up to them and say "hi".

Lauren: I don't know. I find it very difficult to make friends, 'cos all my friends made friends with me.

Rosie: I just wait for someone to come up to me.

Lauren: Yeah, same here! I am a bit shy, until you get to know me.

Rosie: With my friends in nursery, people just started coming up and saying "hi". And now we are best friends. My friend still manages to remember the day we became friends.

Lauren: Seriously?

Rosie: I am not sure if it's true, but she is like "oh yes, it's our friendship anniversary".

Daniel: I would go up to people, but sometimes people come up to me.

Lauren: I don't know if I will still be friends with my friends when we go to high school. Most of my friends in the group we play in just now are not going up to the same high school. I think you can stay friends with people you don't go to the same high school with through phone numbers, addresses, email.

Rosie: One of my friends moved away to Renfrewshire and I still keep in touch with her. When my friend moved to high school, she invited me to her birthday, and all her friends came from her new school, and they are all like "she is my bestest friend, I have known her for years".

Lauren: Yeah, it's hard to make friends with your friends' friends.

Daniel: Or your friends' friends' friends.

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