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Friendship Bench

The Friendship Bench provides comfortable seating and is intended to foster kindness inclusion on the playground. Also available with Buddy Bench wording.

  • crafted of durable, vinyl-coated steel
  • virtually maintenance-free
  • available with various colours & custom wording
  • designed and made in Canada

The Friendship Bench (or Buddy Bench) is a popular item on school playgrounds. The idea is simple. When a child feels lonely, they can sit on the Friendship Bench. This signals to other kids that they are feeling isolated. Ideally, another child will notice them, sit beside them, talk to them and invite them to play.

Model Number
PK-151F
Length
1.5m (5')
Age Range
18 mos - 12 yrs
Design Options
available with custom wording
Social/Emotional
cooperation, social interaction
Materials
vinyl-coated steel
Colour Options
vinyl-coating in blue, green, tan or brown
Installation Options
in-ground, surface-mount

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