The Primary School Council have launched Buddy Benches in the playground in the hope to improve the mental health of all students in school. The aim of the buddy bench is to create friendships, encourage inclusion and combat loneliness.
'The idea is simple - if a child feels lonely, they can go to the bench as a signal that they need someone to play with. Another child will see them, go and talk to them and include them in their games.' -BBC
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