Ribbon-cutting for benches

In Hensall, Bluewater Coast Elementary School’s Buddy Bench Assembly on Wednesday, May 4 in the gym gave an opportunity for the community to join the school as they cut the ribbon on their two new benches. Through support of the Parent Council, BCES fundraising and a donation from Betty Beer Vanrooy, their vision of the benches on the playground has become a reality. Everyone wore green to help celebrate the new benches.

Rhonda Howatt, Public Health Nurse, joined in to help Grade 3-6 students learn a bit more about stress and some ways to deal with it as well as work with the Health Active Kids Group. This was part of the school’s recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Education Week for the school board.