The West Elementary playground has a new addition this fall, a Buddy Bench. The Buddy Bench is an idea inspired by Christian, a first grader in Pennsylvania, to eliminate loneliness and promote inclusion on the playground. Our students are encouraged to use the Buddy Bench when they are having trouble finding someone to play with. Students can show kindness and respect by asking someone on the bench to join their friends. We are excited to have this addition on our playground and hope it will provide a way to make friends and put and end to kids being lonely at recess.
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