What Is The Buddy Bench?

The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let's spread the message of inclusion and kindness!

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Louis Buchetto, Artist – Buddy Benches

July 17, 2015 - No Comments

When Louis Buchetto learned about the Buddy Bench, he decided to use his artistic talents and make one of his own.  He says “I’m building these benches because I was that socially shy kid, most of the time loving my inner world. It’s the times in which I struggled to make a social connection that […]

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Macdonald Consolidated School

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This beautiful steel bench was crafted by the Industrial Mechanics Department of New Brunswick Community College and donated to Macdonald Consolidated School in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada.  A parent, who is a member of the Home and School Association of the school, approached the college and asked them if they would craft and donate a...

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Sunset Elementary School Buddy Bench

July 14, 2015 - No Comments

Three Girl Scouts decided to make a Buddy Bench for their elementary school, Sunset Elementary in Bellevue, Washington, as part of earning their Girl Scout Silver Award.  They worked for about 4 months planning and implementing their project.  Another family, the Robertsons, donated the bench.  They organized the almost 600 students at the...

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