Wellington Rotary Club Sponsors Buddy Bench At Panther Run Elementary

Larry Kemp and David Salley from the Wellington Rotary Club with Loverly Sheridan and the new Buddy Bench at Panther Run.

On Friday, Feb. 12, the Wellington Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Buddy Ambassadors Program, sponsored the club’s second “Buddy Bench” in the Wellington area at Panther Run Elementary School.

The Buddy Ambassadors Program is led by Loverly Sheridan, award-winning author of the children’s book Be A Buddy, Not A Bully.

The Buddy Bench is installed at schools in a well-trafficked area of the school. When a child just needs “a buddy” to talk to, they’re welcome to come sit on the bench and one of the other students or teachers will sit down with them and be a buddy.