Lions’ gifts help stu­dents

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THE Lions Club of Gosnells has cel­e­brated the Lions’ In­ter­na­tional cen­ten­nial by help­ing school stu­dents strengthen friend­ships.

In part­ner­ship with Gosnells Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed, the Lions Club pro­vided 10 ‘buddy benches’ to lo­cal pub­lic schools.

The benches of­fer a spot for chil­dren feel­ing lonely or left out to sit down, while other chil­dren are en­cour­aged to sit and talk to them.

Lions Club of Gosnells pres­i­dent Brian Beech said mem­bers had planned to build benches in parks. But when they found out the City of Gosnells were build­ing their own benches, they switched to schools.

Mr Beech said he was pleased other schools had since con­tacted the club to ask if they could build a bench for them.

“Kids need this sort of thing. They get the ben­e­fits when they’re down and low; some­one can come and cheer them up,” he said.

Lions club’s Dave Molcher and Ex­cel­sior Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Barry Lid­de­low with a bench the club made.

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