Stewart: Buddy Bench Print

Added to the playground this fall was the "Buddy Bench" made possible to us by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation & the Stewart Boosters. The "Buddy Bench" is a designated bench on the playground where students can sit if they are feeling lonely or need a friend. It encourages friendship and promotes positive character traits; allowing students to support their peers and reach out to one another. If a student sees a fellow classmate sitting on the bench, they can approach the student and ask them if they want to play or talk. Christian's Buddy Bench is a nationwide movement that you can read more about on www.buddybench.org . The idea came from an elementary student to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Thanks again to all who made this possible and helped get the bench put together/ set up!!