Gettysburg Elementary is proud to introduce the addition of our
new Buddy Bench to the playground area.
Several years ago, the Gettysburg Student Council made a collective
decision to install a Buddy Bench on campus after they realized there was a
need to help students make new friends and socialize with others. Each
fundraiser held by the Student Council since the 2015-16 school year has been
dedicated to the purchase of the bench.
idea behind the Buddy Bench is simple.
If a student is looking for someone to play with at recess, they sit
down on the Buddy Bench. When other
students see someone sitting on the Buddy Bench, they go ask the Buddy to come
play with them. Students will be taught
kindness, consideration, and empathy for others and it will help all our
Generals feel loved and included on the Gettysburg campus.