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Students and families at Cockatoo Primary School on Friday 21 April celebrated the importance of mateship and caring about others.
The school held a ‘Buddy Afternoon’, where the students played numerous games that encouraged co-operation and teamwork.
The afternoon finished with a whole-school unveiling of the ‘Buddy Bench’ seat, located underneath the school’s beloved ‘Magic Faraway Tree’.
During 2016, the Grade 1 and foundation students were invited to design a ‘Buddy Bench’.
The seat had to convey the messages of friendship and togetherness.
The artwork designs were then uploaded to the Draffin Furniture website (the company that ran the competition) and the public were then able to vote for the designs they thought best displayed the true meaning of a ‘Buddy Bench’.
Cockatoo Primary School student Regan Lougheed was one of the lucky five winners.
Teacher Sarah Wintle said after the unveiling, the students enjoyed a sausage in bread and, despite the weather, went home buzzing with pride about their school, classmates and themselves.

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