On September 27, Norge Elementary School received two “Buddy Benches” for the playground area from former student Sofia Fitzgerald and friend Maya Reese.
Sofia and Maya decided to do a service project for their community to work towards their Girl Scout Silver Award and contacted Norge Principal Veronda Matthews to see if Buddy Benches would be a good addition to our school. The girls explained that Buddy Benches are special benches used for children to sit on when they are looking for someone to play with. If someone is sitting on the bench, it signals the other students to invite them to play or talk.
Now that the benches are in place, all Norge students are watching a short video explaining the purpose of the Buddy Benches and encouraging all students to make new friends and be inclusive. Norge Elementary School is excited for this addition to our outside play area!