BRUSH UP: The CARE Crew at Collingwood Park State School have been painting their new buddy benches.
BRUSH UP: The CARE Crew at Collingwood Park State School have been painting their new buddy benches. Inga Williams

School buddies get bench looking beaut

COLLINGWOOD Park State School has introduced a buddy system to make sure lonely kids don't miss out on all the fun.

Student welfare officer Louise Armstrong said the CARE Crew was introduced to help identify students that were having troubles and give them a morale boost.

Fourteen of the school's Year 6 students were given six weeks of training during lunch times, where they were taught to recognise social issues and address them through basic sharing, compromise and resilience.

"The 'CARE Crows' will now provide support to those students in need and assist in friendship skills education, incorporating the CPSS CARE values," Ms Armstrong said.

Ms Armstrong was also able to get Bunnings Warehouse on board to supply three "buddy benches", which students can sit on if they need to speak to the CARE Crew.

The kids had fun giving the new benches a coat of paint recently.



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