I wasn’t aware that there was such a thing as World Kindness Day, however, it turns out that not only is it a thing, but that it is, in fact, today. Clearly this makes deciding what to talk about in assembly simple, as Kindness is one of our school values. It seems simplistic and perhaps even trite to have kindness as a value, but for us, here at Craigclowan, our mission is to make everyday kindness the norm rather than the exception. Of course, it’s doubly important to have it explicitly defined as a value because it is not easy...we all make mistakes and often it is hard to remember the importance of kindness in our everyday lives and slip into bad habits. So today, here at school, we not only celebrated Children in Need day but we linked this to kindness and challenged each member of our community to perform as many random acts of kindness as possible.
To give you an idea of the sort of things we hoped the children might do, here is the list of ideas I shared with them:
John F Gilmour