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Students compose song about buddy bench

Elementary students in Saskatoon have composed a song called Buddy Bench about a popular playground spot.

Westmount Community School students perform original song

Students sing song about buddy bench

Saskatchewan

4 years ago
2:10
Westmount Community School students perform Buddy Bench 2:10

Elementary students in Saskatoon have composed a song called Buddy Bench about a popular playground spot. 

When you don't have anyone to play with at recess, students sit on a buddy bench. Within a few minutes, any student sitting on the bench will be approached by a fellow student and asked to play. 
Westmount Community School students performed their song about the buddy bench on Monday during a surprise Christmas carol stop at CBC Saskatoon. (CBC News)

"Buddy bench: It's here to make everyone happy," reads the first line of the chorus. 

The song was composed by teacher Gareth Bond alongside Grade 3 and 4 students at Westmount Community School and Howard Coad School. 

"If you don't have a friend and don't know what to do, just sit on this bench and you'll find a new friend or two," the song goes.

"Buddy bench: It's here to make everyone happy," reads the first line of the chorus of the buddy bench song.

Westmount Community School now has two buddy benches installed on the playground.

Earlier this year, CBC Saskatoon visited students using a buddy bench at Willowgrove School. 

Buddy bench a big hit at Willowgrove School

Saskatchewan

5 years ago
1:23
Buddy bench a big hit at Willowgrove School 1:23

The Westmount students performed the song on Monday during a surprise Christmas carol stop at CBC Saskatoon. 

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