Parents came up with the idea of providing a buddy bench for pupils in the school to use to promote positive friendships. Rather than buying a Buddy Bench, we are very grateful to Brian who hand-made a Buddy Bench and Lorraine who volunteered to come up with a colour scheme and design.
Lorraine involved all the pupils in the undercoating and painting of the bench which created a great sense of ownership and pride among the pupils. Our buddy bench has 65 pupil hand prints and the teachers also! Lorraine explained to all classrooms where the Buddy Bench idea began and also some lovely friendship quotes. Have a read of the quotes below and find your favourite![btn_red url=”https://www.glinskns.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Background.pdf” target=”_blank” position=”left”] Background to the Buddy Bench [/btn_red] [btn_teal url=”https://www.glinskns.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Buddy-Bench-Rules.pdf” position=”left”] Buddy Bench Rules [/btn_teal] [btn_yellow url=”https://www.glinskns.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Friendship-quotes.pdf” target=”_blank” position=”left”] Friendship Quotes [/btn_yellow]
Thanks Brian & Lorraine for your great work on this project. Take a look at some more of the painting and hand printing photos below.