Captains back 'buddy bench' to beat loneliness
GAYNDAH State School's captains have a myriad of ideas to bring to the table this year and there's one thing they all agree on: the school could benefit from a 'buddy bench' (a bench in the school playground where children looking to foster friendship can sit).
Ready to combat loneliness in 2019, Chelsea Huth, Shelby Driver and Lucy Griggs answered our questions.
What changes would you like to help introduce to your school this year?
Chelsea: I would like to introduce the buddy bench for kids who are lonely.
Shelby: A buddy bench.
Lucy: I would like to help to introduce the buddy bench for children who don't have anyone to play with. They can sit on the buddy bench and someone will come and play with them.
What do you want to be when you're older?
Chelsea: Author and dance teacher.
Shelby: Something to do with dolphins.
Lucy: I would like to become a person who helps and gives money to people around the world that need help.
Tell us about your favourite school event of the year.
Shelby: Holt Bolt because I like to have a lot of fun with my friends and family.
Lucy: My favourite school event would be athletics or sport carnivals because it keeps you active and it's fun.
What sort of example do you want to set for the younger students?
Chelsea: A positive and friendly leader.
Shelby: To be kind, not to hurt anybody, to do what you are told and to listen to anybody who is speaking to you.
Lucy: I would like to set an example of good sportsmanship, being a role model for younger students and always having a good mood.