What it is:
The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. It can be used:
- If you are new to the school.
- If you want to make new friends.
- If your friends aren't at school that day.
- If you want to play something different than what your friend is playing.
By sitting on the bench, you let other students know that you are looking for a friend to play with.
"The bench is more than a bench; it's a tool. It's a tool to educate the children that they have to be inclusive."
Learn more: Building connection through buddy benches
- Bench 1: Summer 2019
- Bench 2: TBD after school considers expansion