Elementary Student Council Finish Friendship Bench

The elementary teachers came up with an idea last fall that has finally come to fruition - The Friendship Bench. The idea is to provide a safe space for children who feel lonely and without a playmate during recess. Children noticing a classmate on the Friendship Bench can make themselves available to play. 

Elementary Student Council took the project on. Right away, Kainoa Love's grandparents offered to make two benches, one for each elementary playground. In the past several weeks, Student Council members painted and deocrated the benches. Today at Morning Circle, they were dedicated and placed outside, ready to use.

Many thanks to the Pieratts for providing these beautiful benches. They will be a safe haven for years to come.