A Buddy Bench at Lower School

A popular sitting bench located on our Lower School play yard has officially been designated the ‘Buddy Bench’ and given a colorful new sign designed, painted, and installed by a number of Lower School faculty friends. The bench is a class gift from the Keys School Class of 2008, donated in memory of Chris Mayo, a Keys School parent who passed away after a battle with cancer.

Often occupied during Lower School recess and lunch periods, the Buddy Bench offers a special hang out spot for both student and faculty friends. It can also be used as a way to connect with others. A child who can’t find someone to play with can sit on the bench and a friend (sometimes gently directed by a teacher) will come invite them to play.

Next time you’re on campus, swing by the Buddy Bench with a friend and take a load off!

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