When you don't have anyone to play with, you go to the buddy bench at Willowgrove School. 

The rules surrounding the green bench, located next to the school's playground, are pretty simple. Within a few minutes, any student sitting on the bench will be approached by a fellow student and asked to play.

"If you can't find your best friends, and you don't know where to go play, you sit on the buddy bench, and somebody will come and find you," said seven-year-old student Matthew Henkelman.

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Students at Saskatoon's Willowgrove School sitting down on the buddy bench. (Leisha Grebinski/CBC )

With files from Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski