The Beaufort Friendship bench is part of Neptune Street Furniture's Friendship range.
The products are designed to enhance the school learning environment, eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground.
Any children who are upset, have no one to play with or who wish 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:
- Sited away from very active areas of the playground
- Finished in stand out bright colours
- Customised with a meaningful phrase
- Decorated with a standard or unique design
Two seats situated 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.