Schneckenburger Elementary Students Purchase a Buddy Bench for School Playground

K Kids Buddy BenchStudents at Schneckenburger Elementary proved just how much they value a friendly, family environment at their school. Schneckenburger’s K-Kids spent this school year raising enough money to purchase a “Buddy Bench” for the campus playground.

Students who sit on the Buddy Bench signal to their classmates that they are lonely or looking to meet a new friend. The idea was created by a student in York, Pennsylvania who wanted to do something for his classmates who felt lonely during recess

The bench is much more than just a playground decoration. Designating such a bench is a helpful way for schools to facilitate peer support among students, and peer support is a critical factor in combating school bullying. Schneckenburger hopes to add a second Buddy Bench next school year.