GES Friendship Bench Encourages Kindness


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Greensboro Elementary School recently added a Friendship Bench to their playground. According to Angela Webster, GES guidance counselor, when a student sits on the bench, others know he or she is open to having a friend and playing with others. The bench may also be shared by a couple or group of friends. “We are trying to promote kindness and empathy within our school community,” Ms. Webster said. The GES Student Government Association raised the funds to purchase the bench, and then personalized it with the school color and their handprints.