Bolton Dedicates Its Compassion Corner

Winston-Salem’s elementary schools now have their second Compassion Corner bench.

The Rev. Dr. Bob Setzer of Knollwood Baptist Church led the dedication of the Compassion Corner at Bolton Elementary School Friday, October 24 under brilliant blue skies. Knollwood, a partner with Bolton, funded placement of the bench.

Bolton joins Moore Magnet School as Winston-Salem’s two Compassion Corner schools. Moore dedicated its Compassion Corner Thursday, October 23.

The Compassion Corner is a bench where students can go when they are feeling low and could use encouraging words from other students.

“The Bolton bench dedication was wonderful – well-planned and organized,” said Dean Clifford, coordinator of Compassionate Winston-Salem’s K-12 educational constellation. “The bench was beautifully decorated by students in the Kindness/Compassion Club; a club member made a speech; staff member Gloria Robinson sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth”; and students escorted us out to the bench for the actual dedication before we returned inside for refreshments.”

Candice Johnson is principal at Bolton.

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