November - Our Month For Acts of Random Kindness
November is Newtown Primary School’s month for ‘Acts of Random Kindness’. When we do an act of random kindness we do so for the sake of giving without expecting anything in return. This type of kindness just keeps going and going, until (hopefully) pretty soon, the whole world is a better place. In our assembly on Monday we considered ways to show friendship and kindness to others which would be unexpected or random. These were just a few ideas:
• Write a card, letter or message to someone
• Hand out written compliments
• Sweep the leaves from a neighbour’s path
• Give someone an unexpected gift
• Donate unused toys to charity
• Make a cup of tea for a relative
I have challenged the children to do some acts of random kindness – in school, at home or within the local community. Once they have done something we would like to be able to celebrate it in school. Children can write about what they have done, draw a picture or take a photograph and bring these into school. We are starting a whole school display in the hall to celebrate how we are spreading kindness.
Please support your child to think of an idea, action it and then produce something for the school display. There are lots of ideas online if you Google ‘Acts of Random Kindness’. We look forward to seeing how creative everyone can be!
If every child in the school could do at least one act of random kindness it would be absolutely amazing. There is no limit to how many acts of kindness can be done by one person!