Moreland Primary School – Buddy Bench

Moreland Primary School – Buddy Bench

The Buddy Bench is an initiative of the Moreland Primary student leadership. In their words, “the Buddy Bench is a place where new or lonely students can sit down before another student will come and play/chat with them. We do an amazing job of being inclusive at this school, but there are always some new kids who want some friends.”

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The major costs associated with the project are

The costs for the project will include the bench, paints for decorating it, landscaping, tree planting and a memorial plaque, dedicating the bench to the memory of Nadine O'Riley, an MPS Parent. The students said: "We decided to do this because we all knew that she loved including people, and the Buddy Bench will help us do the same."

The $1,000 grant will be used

The $1000 will be spent on the Bench and a tree to provide shade, making it a desirable place to sit.

How they raise the rest of the funding

The students are planning a fun run in which students complete laps of their school environment. Families and friends of students will sponsor students for a per-lap amount or pledge a set dollar amount.Prep, Grade 1/2 - Laps of the ovalGrade 3/4 - Laps of the oval and grass area Grade 5/6 and Teachers - Laps of the perimeter of the school All funds raised will go toward the Buddy Bench.