Walking thru my sons school yard... I noticed a bench on the pavement with bright paint around it. I asked my son "is that the only place to sit around here lol" And he said "no, that's the buddy bench! When someone feels lonely or they have nobody to play with, they sit there and people ask them to play" Wow. Amazing. I then told him how awesome that was and asked if he has ever used it?
He said "yeah, when I was new I sat there and someone came to me and asked me to play. I felt happy. And now when I see kids on it, I ask them to play with me... We all do".
What a fabulous idea for a school yard.
Wondering if this is something in every school yard?
If not, I want to fund raise to get a "buddy" bench for every school in York Region. I will make it my mission!
Funded by Newmarket, ON (November 2015)