St Francis celebrates World Kindness Day
Pupils at St Francis celebrated World Kindness Day with a morning of activities showing kindness to themselves, their school and the local community.
Pupils from Reception up to Year 8 had a break from their usual lessons to focus on kindness. Activities included painting Kindness Rocks, which the children hid near their homes, making a Kindness Tree, practising Yoga and Mindfulness, writing thank you cards to members of staff and making an ‘Acts of Kindness’ advent calendar.
In the afternoon, children from the school’s Cookery Club made heart shaped shortbread biscuits and decorated them to give to users of ‘Home Instead’, a senior care company based in Pewsey. Head of Pre-Prep, Mrs Pilgrim, said ‘The children were so excited to share the biscuits they made. It was a lovely way of showing how little acts of kindness can make a real difference to someones day.’
Year 3 teacher, Mrs Hesketh, who organised the day, said ‘It’s been a fantastic morning. The children have really embraced the creative activities and it’s been lovely to be able to spread the message of kindness to the local community. It’s particularly appropriate that we celebrate World Kindness Day here at St Francis, because kindness is one of the five St Francis core skills, which we call our CLICK skills (Collaboration, Leadership, Independence, Challenge and Kindness)’