Kindness Wins! Buddy Bench Earned at OLL School
“Sometimes a worthy cause is worth working towards…” Our Lady of the Lake School students learned this valuable lesson when they saw their efforts lead to a tangible result. One that matters…
Led by the second grade class, the OLL school students, plus the parish community, collected enough plastic lids (needed 200 lbs collected 387 lbs!) to earn a Buddy Bench! A Buddy Bench is used to promote kindness in a school play area. When a child needs a friend, he or she sits on the bench as a signal to the other children to welcome them to play.
The school children along with Keep Euclid Beautiful participated in the plastic lid recycling competition. The Original goal was to collect 200 lbs. The children and parish community doubled their original goal which led BWX Technologies to donate the bench because of the success of the collection.
On Friday, May 3rd, the OLL School community was presented with a Buddy Bench. The school children, Principal Jenny Millett, faculty, Fr. Joe Fortuna and parish staff welcomed guests from the city of Euclid including Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer-Gail and BWX Technologies to the dedication of the Buddy Bench.