Buddy Benches unveiled
Umina Beach Public School has unveiled its new Buddy Benches.
"Our Buddy Benches were unveiled on July 3 in the playground in an official ribbon cutting ceremony," said principal Ms Lyn Davis.
"We are looking forward to seeing how these seats build more positive relationships between students."
The benches are installed on school playgrounds for students feeling lonely, isolated or who wish to make new friends, she said.
She said the idea behind the benches was that students would see a student sitting on a bench and then approach them to sit and chat or invite them to play, fostering new relationships and opportunities for socialisation.
Website, 3 Jul 2018
Lyn Davis, Umina Beach Public School Facebook page
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