If a child is feeling lonely and sits on the bench, other children will recognize their need for a friend and will go over to the bench and invite them to play! The child sitting MUST say yes to the first friend who invites them. The bench isn’t for socializing. Students have been instructed to only sit there if they can’t find anyone to play with. The FSE Student Council members presented the rules to every class! We hope that all students use the Buddy Bench to make friends and play at recess!