Wanted: Playground Buddy
Springfield Elementary School is raising funds to purchase a Buddy Bench for their playground. The idea of the Buddy Bench was introduced by a 10 year old boy in York, Pennsylvania. He wanted to help lonely students connect with old and new friends at recess. A Buddy Bench is a safe place where students can sit when they are feeling lonely, which signals other kids to come ask them to play.
Loneliness can impact self-esteem, grades, and behavior in the classroom. By introducing the Buddy Bench to our school and playground, we hope to combat isolation and bullying while fostering kindness and acceptance.
Please help our students learn and spread the message of inclusion and kindness!
Donations can be made to Springfield Elementary with funds being designated to the Buddy Bench. Thank you!!