“Strangers are just friends waiting to happen”

For a lot of people, making new friends isn’t easy. It can be scary to go up to someone you don’t know. You might feel shy. You might worry that they won’t understand you or that you won’t fit in with the people they hang out with.

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  1. Remember that making friends takes time.
  2. Try to find people who like the same things as you. It might help to join a new club at school.
  3. When you talk to other pupils, be interested in what they’re saying and show you’re listening.
  4. If someone is friendly, be nice to them too.
  5. At break time, try sharing a song, video or game on your phone with people in your class.