Buddy Benches promote kindness and inclusion

Ten schools in Wayne-Westland Community School District will have Buddy Benches installed on their playgrounds. The benches promote inclusion in play and are a way for students to communicate they want a friend to play with during recess. If students see a classmate sitting on the Buddy Bench, they walk over and start a conversation and then ask them to play

The goal of the Buddy Benches is to eliminate bullying and loneliness and encourage kindness and friendships on the playground and beyond.

These benches were made possible by a donation from resident Virginia Attwood. Benches were donated to Edison, Graham, Hicks, Roosevelt, Schweitzer, Taft, Walker-Winter and Wildwood Elementary Schools and Adams and Marshall Upper Elementary Schools.

Thank you to Virginia Attwood who donated these benches to our district.