Buddy Benches

Buddy Benches Competition Winners

Last week the PSA celebrated along with the school, the big reveal of our two new buddy bench, makeover design competition winners- Liat Tilsiter Year 2 and Melissa Charles Year 5.

Melanie Priestley from the PSA presented the runner up artists and the winners with a certificate for their fantastic designs in a special assembly, and we revealed to the entire school the two new freshly painted buddy benches which Mr Anders, Anyta, Mr Leach, Rabbi Sturgess and some of PSA members helped paint, to match the two winning designs.

A Special thank you to everyone who has submitted their designs, which we have put up for you all to see in the main foyer at school. Well done again particularly to our four finalists – Abigail Caplan Y4, Sam Sitton Y1, Romy Lever Y4 and Sophia Aboody Y1.

Mr Leach and Mrs Lipshaw together with the PSA are thrilled to launch this new and exciting buddy bench initiative, which will start in the new school year. When we will be recruiting for Sinai Buddy Bench Prefects and we hope all the children, teachers and parents will help us to embrace this fun and very worthwhile new project. We hope the new benches will encourage the children to use when they feel sad or alone and are in need of a friend. We want to support and help the children to make new friendships at school and help those children who feel sad or alone and make their experience at Sinai even better.

The school will be fixing these great new buddy benches in two separate playgrounds over the summer period. Ready for the children’s return back to school in September where we will have one bench in key stage 1 playground and key stage 2  junior playground.

We hope you all have a great summer.