World Kindness Week is celebrated every year to acknowledge all the wonderful benefits that come with it.
This was a fantastic opportunity for our school to get involved and promote kindness through acceptance, diversity, and love.
On 13th November the children took part in a range of activities to teach them how they could show kindness, this included:
- Helping each other with Maths problems
- Donating money for Remembrance Sunday
- Saying thank you when they received a gift
World Kindness Week was a great way to encourage the children to think about how they could support others.
We decided to focus on completing different acts of kindness during the week as a visual record to understand why it’s important to be kind.
We had a full timetable of activities during the week and leading up to World Kindness Week.
This included class worships about kindness, whole school worship for the Afghan Appeal, agreeing the class focus for the pupils’ acts of kindness, reflecting on everyone’s own acts of kindness and taking inspiration from Andy Warhol’s Kind Hands piece, they created their own art by adding words and phrases.
The children were also given the opportunity to donate money to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal which helps provide aid for serving and ex-serving men, women and their families.
Once the children had donated, they could choose a gift from the box. This was not only an important educational tool to teach the children about the fantastic work the Royal British Legion does, but it helped the children to understand the value of kindness.
As well as this, gifts were donated to the Afghan Appeal which aims to protect vulnerable children and their families. This act of kindness helped the children to see how they could have a positive effect on a local, national and global scale.
How can we spread kindness in our lives?
At St Edward’s, we’re determined to create a school culture that teaches children to become respected citizens who make important contributions.
A little act of kindness can go a long way to lift spirits and make our lives easier and more rewarding.
As Aesop said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Why not try and complete five random acts of kindness before the end of the year? This could be anything from giving someone a compliment or surprising someone with a gift. These small acts of kindness are one of the best ways to spread some joy around.
There are many ways to spread kindness in our lives and it can go a long way to helping someone feel better about their day.
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