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Friendship Bench

Our newly decorated ‘Friendship Bench’ was launched last week! The bench offers a place in the playground where pupils can sit if they are lonely, upset or just want someone to play with. It acts as a signal to other children to step in and help.

Pupils gather around the new buddy bench.
Pupils gather around the new buddy bench.

The bench was built by Macmerry Men’s Shed and two of their volunteers, Jimmy Cunningham and David Dickson visited the school with parent, Stuart McKenzie.

P3-7 pupils enjoyed painting it in the colours of the rainbow and decorating it with detailed flowers and insects. The painting project was overseen by our art teacher, Mrs McLoed.