Good News Magazine 21/11/2013
David Jamilly talks to Good News Magazine, Sweden about kindness and Kindness UK. Please
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We have been encouraging schools nationwide to take part in Kindness Day UK. Here are some examples of schools who have celebrated the day:
Barton Seagrave Primary School, Northamptonshire
We are launching a fortnight of activities with assemblies on 4 November in both KS1 and KS2 promoting kindness. There will be an art competition: ‘K.I.N.D.N.E.S.S...Find out what it means to me? with prizes for children from Reception Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. The winners will be announced on the 13th November. Each will have its own Kindness display and the Library Areas will have displays of historical figures who have demonstrated acts of kindness. Each year group will devote some Literacy time to Stories on Kindness and poetry. Every child will have a template of a leaf where they will be able to write an Act of Kindness that they have witnessed or carried out. These will then be attached to a Tree of Kindness. Each Year group will also have a 'Compliment and Thank you board' where every child will have an opportunity to express their gratitude towards each other. After International Kindness day we will have an assembly led by a member from the local salvation Army to encourage the children to bring in goods to create a Christmas hamper. This is the third year that we have carried out this Christmas appeal and it is hoped that the generosity will continue. Our school is about to undergo a lot of building work which will not be completed until March 2015. Between now and then certain designated areas will be Kindness zones. We are not sure where all these activities will take us, but we are excited and hopeful that each term some time will be devoted to celebrating kindness.
Barming Primary School, Kent is actively promoting and supporting kindness in school and the local community.
Gotherington Primary School celebrated Kindness Day
Many schools across the country now celebrate Kindness Day UK annually.
Gotherington Primary School in Gloucestershire is just one example of schools being kind 13th November 2013.
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