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The Buddy Bench

Last February, 9 boys at Whitecourt Central School decided to build Buddy Benches for our school playground (1 yellow, 1 red). A Buddy Bench is a place students can sit during recess if they are looking for people to play with. Seeing someone on the buddy bench is a signal for everyone to invite that person to join in an activity. Six months later, the Buddy Bench has been a huge success. Most people sit on the bench less than 10 seconds before friendly students come over to talk. The bench has become just one more way for us to help every student feel like they belong at Central!



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