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1,000 ACTS OF KINDNESS: Northwood school make world a better place through new initiative

 Published on: 27th November 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

St Helen’s School in Northwood created a unique initiative during Anti-Bullying Week which encouraged pupils to complete kind acts.

The school wanted to approach Anti-Bullying Week, which was between November 16-20, in a positive way, so they created their very own 1,000 Acts of Kindness initiative, where each pupil was encouraged to submit an act of kindness, either one that had been received or one that had been observed, in the aim of amassing 1,000 during the course of the week.

Girls of all ages at St Helen’s, from Prep through to Senior School, took part in different daily activities. 

Girls in Nursery and Reception completed jigsaw pieces to illustrate how they were going to show kindness to each other and Years 3-6 shared and uploaded their acts of kindness onto Teams. 

Mismatch Sock Monday saw pupils and staff from across the school wearing odd socks to celebrate their differences and individuality. 

In Senior School, students were provided a ‘Listening Ear’ service all week – a space for students to talk to a Sixth Form student about anything that might be on their mind or bothering them. 

Talking Tuesday involved tutor groups discussing varying topics around bullying, while Writing Wednesday allowed students to go through the school’s anti-bullying policy and feedback on areas they felt ought to be included and addressed. 

On Flattering Thursday, tutor groups formed compliment circles where they said nice things about each other and Friendly Friday saw the girls form pledges as a tutor group on how they would continue to be kind to one another as a community, as well as reframe negative thoughts into more positive ideas. 

A spokesperson for the school said: “Our school community has been able to shine an even greater light on the importance of kindness and we’re delighted that we have come together to smash our target by reaching 1,736 acts of kindness in one week.”

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