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The Buddy Bench

A Buddy Bench is a place where students can go at recess when they are feeling lonely. Sylvan has had a Buddy Bench for a few years now, but we recently acquired a brand new one built by our very own Northview and Southview wood shop students.

The Buddy Bench is on the playground during the school day, and all of our students have had a lesson to understand how the bench works. Ask your students to tell you about the bench and the special rules we have for it. So far we are having success! There are some great stories about Buddy Benches around the country - just do a YouTube search for "buddy bench" to hear them!

P.S. Many thanks to Mrs. Fick for painting the bench for us!! She did a beautiful job!