The Friendship Bench was started in our district as a way for students to meet friends, especially those who are new to the school. At Wilkinson, The Friendship Bench is right in front of the playground. If kids need a friend, they can take a seat on the bench. Then, other kids may see them on the bench and come over too. Just like that, it’s a place where forever friends are made!
The Friendship Bench was started again at Wilkinson last Thursday, and the kids are loving it! Two kiddos became friends at recess by sitting on the bench together. They also made friends with a butterfly who came to say hello. They were both so excited about the Friendship Bench and catching a butterfly. The Friendship Bench is just beginning this year, but it has already made a difference on Day 1!