Welcome Bench

A new handcrafted bench at Babylon Memorial Grade School is offering students a unique place to sit, read and relax thanks to a joint effort by the school’s sixth-grade art club and a community member.

The “Welcome Bench” was unveiled during a commemorative ceremony in early February and students were eager to begin using it. Currently in its permanent position in the school lobby, the bench will provide students with a relaxing place to sit and take part in leisurely activities, such as reading which ties into the school’s wildly successful Pick a Reading Partner program.
The beautiful bench was designed by Eddie Altman, whose grandchildren currently attend Babylon schools. Art teacher Pat Stork, with assistance from her sixth-grade art club members, decorated the bench to reflect the school’s creative environment.