World Kindness Day 2018

This week we celebrated World Kindness Day. As part of our core values of Kindness, Self Belief and Aspiration, we all as a school community focus on these areas in everything we do, so on Tuesday we spent a day reflecting on how we show and appreciate kindness. Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain and impacts on the heart and immune system. All children and staff were invited to notice when a person had shown kindness towards them and in turn show appreciation for this kindness by handing them a kindness card. Anyone who received a kindness card was invited to place it in the glass jars placed at reception in Pre-prep and the Collings building – this is a visual measure for us all of the kindness shown and appreciated by all our school community. We really did fill a ‘cup of kindness’! Well done to all our pupils and staff who really reflected on what kindness means to them. When you look around the classrooms you can see many great displays on the children’s appreciation of kindness. But of course it doesn’t stop there, World Kindness Day is a day to celebrate this quality, but as a school community kindness underpins everything we represent here. Remember kindness can be as simple as a smile, holding a door open for someone, helping out a friend in need – all of which feeds into our own wellbeing. We have a adopted the 5 ways to Wellbeing Approach which encourages us all to GIVE, TAKE NOTICE, CONNECT, KEEP LEARNING and BE ACTIVE.