Kudos to everyone involved with the idea and installation of the “Buddy Bench” at Winifred Pifer Elementary School. This bench invites a student who would like to meet a new friend to sit and encourage others to sit with him or her.
Student leaders should realize that this takes courage for a new or naturally shy student. I hope that you, as leaders, will take the first steps to sit waiting to meet and greet, showing kindness and school spirit. The principal, teachers and staff could take turns, too!
I would like to see this idea used on every campus, possibly as asmall step to end bullying.