Everybody Needs a Buddy!


Lower School students have taken our core value of kindness to a whole new level with the “Buddy Bench.” Recently, students were concerned about everyone having someone to play with on the playground, and the idea for a Buddy Bench was born. Each day, classes have a designated girl or boy on “Buddy Patrol.” If other students feel like they want someone to play with them, they just take a seat on the bench. Someone from the Buddy Patrol will come to find out what you would like to do while on the playground.

The Buddy Bench is especially special to JrK teacher Mrs. Harmon, who is pictured here. She donated the bench, which was handmade for her by her lifelong best friend. Now Mrs. Harmon hopes other kids will form similar friendships on the playground at Cannon!buddy bench