SOMERS, N.Y. - When schools re-open, students at Primrose Elementary School will have another way to make friends.

For her Girl Scout Silver Award Project, Isabella Milojevic made buddy benches for Primrose with the goal of helping kids connect.

Here's more about the project in her own words:

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My name is Isabella Milojevic.  I am an 8th grader at Somers Middle school.  During this school year I have been working on my Girl Scout Silver Award project.  The goal of my project was to help kids have an easier way to make friends by providing a buddy bench for the playground at Primrose Elementary School. The idea of a buddy bench is that if a kid needs someone to play with or talk to, they sit on this bench.  If someone else sees a kid on the bench they go over and talk to them and ask if they want to play together.  With the help of a good family friend/Uncle, Keith Quin, helped me create, assemble, sand, prime, paint and complete these benches.  We did the bulk of the work at his house (across the street from my house) while keeping as “socially distanced” as we could.  Also during this time I wanted to get the kids excited about these benches coming soon to their playground,  I read and recorded the story “The day the crayon quit” by Drew Dewalt.  Although the school is not open, I have been sharing my progress with the school’s counselor, Katie Bergin.  She and the Principal and Asst. Principal are very excited to hold a ribbon cutting what the school is re-opened to the students. 

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