Buddy Bench for schools makes kids happier and healthierOne of Felton Industry's most effective innovations for schools is the Buddy Bench. Designed to combat bullying by promoting healthy interactions between children, schools that buy Buddy Bench seats see an improvement in the interactions between students that might otherwise feel uncomfortable in social situations.
The idea of the Buddy Bench is simple; the school sets aside an area with these benches on it, and if a child feels the need to have a conversation, he or she sits at a bench. If someone sits at a bench, then another kid will join them. Usually the school handles this by appointing a different class to keep an eye out on the Buddy Benches each day, or assigns older students to be on ' Buddy Bench ' duty.
As reported in the media, Buddy Benches started being installed in schools in 2016, and have quickly got further traction from there (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-28/buddy-bench-helping-canberra-students-make-friends/7667552). Teachers are finding that it's not just the socially shy children that benefit; those that need a break from their usual social circles, or are simply tired of the same activities at lunchtime, are benefitting from having a place they can go, and be sure that they'll find someone else to interact with.
To buy Buddy Bench seats for your own school it's a simple matter of contacting Felton Industry! This design is our own invention, based on years of experience in working with schools on outdoor furniture supply. We've seen examples of the Buddy Bench successfully implemented, and can provide guidance on how to best use these seats at your own schools.
Manufactured in Australia from high quality aluminium, the Buddy Benches will not degrade nor rust, and your school will get many years of use out of them. They're coloured brightly to be attractive and appealing to children, and are available in both standard dimensions, or we can customise the length of the bench if you have specific needs. Such is the quality of our workmanship and materials that we can offer a full seven-year warranty on each bench.
Your school doesn't need to have a problem with bullying or socially awkward students to benefit from a Buddy Bench; all students will appreciate that it's there for them if they ever feel the need for it, so contact us today to start bringing this valuable resource into your schools.
- Dimensions: 2000mm L x 650mm W x 780mm H
- Custom lengths available
- Fully Aluminium - No rust
- Powder-coated - Yellow
- 7 year warranty on workmanship and materials