Buddy Bench Project

Buddy Bench Project

Draffin Street Furniture Teamed up with KIIS fm radio show hosts Matt and Meshel to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the buddy bench concept.

The purpose of the Buddy Bench is as a tool to help school kids who are lonely and want to make friends. We all know that the schoolyard can be a tough place, and that kids sometimes forget to think about other kids, and how they are feeling. The Buddy Bench is a place for kids to sit, and send out a visual signal to other kids that they would like friendship, or somebody to play with. This visual signal makes children concious of this, and is usually enough to prompt them to extend a hand.

Because many of our staff have young kids in primary school, this is an issue we care about. so jumped at the opportunity to get involved. Draffin are donating 5 buddy benches to Melbourne schools as a small gesture to help this fantastic campaign.

buddy bench

The first Buddy Seat for Kiis FM’s program has been installed in Mishels kids school Altona Primary. What a great school it is!
(below Principal Mr Kevin Enright with Ian Draffin)

The buddy Bench

The buddy Bench

The first buddy bench to be installed

The first buddy bench to be installed

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