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Grade 3/4 Learning Community

International Friendship Day

July 30th is International Friendship Day. International Day of Friendship is a day to appreciate and promote friendships from all backgrounds.  The day aims to bridge the gaps between factors such as race, language and culture. International Day of Friendship promotes the idea that fostering friendships between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace and build bridges between those communities.  


Why is the International Day of Friendship important? 

Friendship requires empathy, compassion and concern for other people. By valuing and celebrating friendship, we foster these characteristics and adopt a more selfless and grateful outlook on life. 

Across communities, International Day of Friendship can help build and strengthen relationships in spite of differences in cultures. The day can help build a more kind and peaceful world, with implications that are wide and far-reaching.  

We spoke to some of our 3/4 students about what they think is important to know when we are thinking about our friends. 


Qualities of a good friend;

- Kind

- Friendly

- Helpful

- Caring


How to keep a healthy friendship; 

- Always be nice to others around you

- Stick together in the playground 

- Stand up for each other 

- Help others when they need help 

- Be a good listener if they need to talk 


When I am playing with my friends I like to;

I like to share and take turns when we play games – Celeste


Sometimes we like to play daycare and some of us are kids that go to daycare and other people are the daycare teachers – Marley


We like playing gang up tiggy and sometimes we play on the playground - Ashreal & Coen 


We like to walk around and talk to each other and sometimes we play on the oval - Alana & Abigail, Indi


I like to roll around on the grass and be crazy! - Alyssa 


How can you celebrate International Friendship Day at home?

- You could ring up a friend and have a chat on the phone, maybe someone you haven’t seen for a while! 


- Draw a picture for your friend and send it to them to make them feel special. 


- Maybe you could invite someone to play at the park or go for a bike ride.