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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Lake Placid Elementary School

July 9, 2014 - No Comments

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the Lake Placid Elementary School in Lake Placid, New York, launched a Buddy Bench. The local radio station (WSLP 93.3 FM) broadcasted live from the school playground.  The Buddy Bench was funded by a grant written by the grade 5 Anti-Bullying Crew. Grant monies for the Buddy Bench came from the Lake...


Buddy Blog 6/30/14

June 30, 2014 - No Comments

Today’s blog post features the community of Norwich, Connecticut.  The Greater Norwich Anti-Bullying Coalition has teamed up with the Norwich Rotary Community Corps in an amazing way.  Together, they hope to provide Buddy Benches to every school in the community (public, private, and parochial), for a total of 50 benches.  More than...


Green Farms Elementary School

June 25, 2014 - No Comments

Check out this beautiful Buddy Bench at Green Farms Elementary School in Westport, Connecticut!  It was a gift from the 5th graders.  The beautiful words on the arms of the bench say “Plant A Seed, Watch It Grow”.  Those great 5th graders definitely planted a seed at their school and future students will be able […]