Posted on October 26, 2016

META Member Spotlight: Pickerington Local Schools

We would like to congratulate META member district, Pickerington Local Schools, for the implementation of their new “Buddy Bench” at Fairfield Elementary School. 

According to Andrew Buck Michael, reporter for Fox 28 Columbus, “The idea is simple: if you don’t have someone to play with then sit on the bench and other students are encouraged to invite you to come play."

The bench has already yielded phenomenal results, with kids reacting quickly to invite those on the bench to play. 

On behalf of all of us at META, we’d like to congratulate Fairfield Elementary for the positive impact the bench has had on all students involved. We hope others will follow their lead! 

For more information on the “Buddy Bench” and Fairfield Elementary, please visit