‘Buddy Bench’ now home at Duncan Elementary

A.B. Duncan Pre-K students were the first to try out the school's new 'Buddy Bench' on Thursday afternoon. (Ryan Crowe/FCR)

FLOYDADA – Once the teachers and administrators had a turn, it was time for the kids to get a chance to sit in A.B. Duncan’s new ‘Buddy Bench’ Thursday afternoon.

The bench, made from 250 pounds of recycled bottle caps, was donated to the school by the Children’s Ministry at First Baptist Church of Floydada.  The ‘Buddy Bench’ idea is that if a kid is feeling bullied or alone they can go sit on the bench as a signal for adults or other kids to reach out and be a friend.

School administrators and representatives of First Baptist Church Floydada’s Children’s Ministry sit on the new ‘Buddy Bench’ donated by the church. (Photo courtesy Ludustia Prisk)

Children’s Minister Ludustia Prisk said the idea for the bench came after they started collecting caps for another project, and when she saw what it could be, collections began in earnest. Donating it to the school was a way to help encourage student unity said Children’s Ministry member Mary Sanders.

The bench can be seen at the entrance to A.B. Duncan’s auditorium/cafeteria. To learn more about the bench, see our previous articles on its creation below.

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