One such endeavor involves the “Buddy Benches” at various schools. Here’s how the scenario unfolds: Annabelle sits alone on a bench at recess, nervously scanning the playground in search of a playmate. Maria walks by, notices her, and stops to ask her to play. A smile spreads across Annabelle’s face as she leaps off the bench to join her new friend.
Annabelle was sitting on the new Buddy Bench at Jeremiah Gray Kindergarten Academy. The bench is there to ensure that no one feels alone, no matter what they look like or what language they speak.
It’s projects like that this foster inclusion at all Perry Schools.
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