Ashaway Girl Scouts welcome friends with “Buddy Benches”

A place on the playground for those who have been alone

Remember the solitary child on the playground, the one who never seemed to fit in with any group. Maybe they were too shy, maybe they were too new, maybe no one every invited them.

Major credit to the Ashaway Girl Scout Troop 1288 for building a “Buddy Bench” at Ashaway Elementary. Like magic, when someone sits there, other children appear!

Thanks to the Home Depot in Coventry, which provided all the materials, all the Chariho schools now have Buddy Benches.

The Westerly Sun tells the story and took the photos.

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