Buddy Bench

Andria Lewis

A Buddy Bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendships on the playground. 
 If a child goes and sits on the buddy bench, it's a signal to the other kids to ask him or her to play.  Canyon has had some amazing donors step up and donate enough funds for Canyon to receive its very own Buddy Bench!  Thank you to Russel Smith of Smith Steelworks (and his son, Preston) for donating their time and talents to making Canyon's Buddy Bench.  Today, our Student Council visited each classroom and explained what a Buddy Bench is to the students. We are all eager and excited to get it installed before the snow comes!  At this time, we are telling students that if they want to be part-owners of Canyon's Buddy Bench, they can donate any spare change they might have, if they can.   Our Buddy Bench is for everyone at Canyon to enjoy, for years to come!