Euclid Elementary School Buddy Benches

Euclid Elementary School Buddy Benches
Posted on 04/30/2017
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Euclid Elementary School Buddy Benches

Last year, the fifth grade students at Euclid Elementary School were determined to make a difference in the lives of current scholars, as well as future scholars of their school. Their Project-Based Learning (PBL) idea was to help students have someone to talk to if they are being bullied. 

Students took it upon themselves to design, advertise, manufacture, and sell what they called a “Buddy Bracelet”. Their goal was to bring awareness about bullying and how it affects today’s children. With the profits from the sale of these bracelets, scholars earned enough money to purchase two “Buddy Benches” which were installed on Euclid’s campus near the playground. The idea was that if students were being bullied or just needed someone to talk to, they can sit on these benches, indicating that they were in need of a “buddy”.

Once spotted, anyone (peers, teachers, support staff, etc.) can sit with them and be their buddy, giving them someone to talk to and hopefully provide the help they may need. The “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” campaign was started with the hope that victims of bullying don’t have to feel scared or alone, and will always have someone to talk to. Through their Project-Based Learning research and tasks, scholars are excited and proud to be making a difference in the lives of others.