The Belford Friendship bench is part of Neptune Street Furniture's Friendship range.
The idea behind friendship seating is to eliminate loneliness on the playground.
Any child who is upset, has no one to play with or wants to talk about a concern can go to the Friendship Seat or Buddy Bench. Lunchtime supervisors, designated buddy pupils or any pupil can foster a sense of friendship by looking after, chatting to or playing with a child sat on a friendship seat or buddy bench.
The friendship playground furniture is ideally:
From past experience two seats at right angles to each other encourage talking although it is often a good idea to have some single seats for people who actually want to be alone. You can even have a different friendship range product, colour or design for each key stage or year group
Friendship playground furniture is produced in hard-wearing durable materials such as metal, concrete and recycled plastic.