Selkirk Buddy Benches

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The project is called the “buddy bench.” It’s an ordinary bench placed in the schoolyard. The idea is that kids who are looking for playmates can sit on the bench to signal they would like someone to come ask them to play. We will be placing 3 benches and two signs on the school grounds. They will signs to inform kids what it is and how to use it. We will also be purchasing one plain wood bench which the kids can help design and paint.

CBC TV feature that inspired bringing Buddy Benches to our school:

https://www.facebook.com/CBCSaskatoon/videos/1137617822950359/

Video created by a 3rd grade class presenting their new Buddy Bench to their school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSaOWSBD-5A

Kindness Bookmark Project

Parent Scott Young and his son Wyatt have started the Kindness Bookmark Project.  Children are presented with bookmark templates and then colour and write suggestions on how to be kind and hide them in library books for others to discover. Give to family & friends.

For More Info Click Here:

https://www.facebook.com/KindnessBookmarks

Selkirk’s Vice Principal, Mr. Roch, an award winning child educator
Writes an insightful article on the benefits of this project:

http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/blogs/selkirk/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=89

The video that Inspired this project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBicz2uoG8Q