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Kind School of the Year Award
This award is Kindness UK’s highest accreditation and the Primary Kind Schools of the Year are:
Rothwell Junior School
Blacklands Primary School
Springfield Junior School
West Kirby St Bridget's C of E Primary School
If you would like to be considered for this award, send us details of your kindness projects or initiatives.
Reasons for award:
Rothwell Junior School, Kettering
Many thanks for the Kindness UK book you sent to us. We are using your material this month as part of our assemblies and PSHE curriculum. Each month we launch a new value that has been chosen by the school council; and the one for this month is Caring and Kindness. We have sent an invitation to each parent, asking them to nominate a child for showing these values, and we will choose one from each Year Group to receive an award as a Values Champion – we have even had a member of staff nominated after he stopped and resuscitated a taxi driver following an accident; he received a text stating “the world is a better place with people like you in it”. As a school we are firmly committed to ensuring that kindness is a big part of our school ethos and look forward to continuing to work with Kindness UK.
Blacklands Primary School, North Ayrshire
We used the Primary School Pack vocabulary, wall charts, certificate template and stickers. We have a Kindness Display in the Assembly Hall where we put photographs of children and staff who receive certificates we also display letters of thanks from the many charities that we support. On World Kindness day last year we had a special Assembly children and staff donated £1 each to our cup of Kindness. Everyone wore something yellow which is our schools Kindness colour, we had stories, poems and various activities throughout the school, painting, posters promoting Kindness, Quiz for older children, homework where the children had to research media for acts of Kindness. We also had the local paper in that day and we had a full centre page of pictures promoting the Kindness of our school and the money raised was split between two charities. The new pack for secondary schools we received was discussed at a staff meeting and staff will be looking at it to choose activities that they can adapt to suit primary children. We are having a special Assembly on the 13th November everyone wearing something yellow and donating £1, we will have various kindness activities and the local papers will be invited. Thank you for picking our school for the Award of Kind School of the Year 2014. We will announce this wonderful achievement to our pupils at our World Kindness Day Assembly, the local newspaper has been invited along.
Springfield Junior School, Derbyshire
Children have been focused on the issues raised and adapted their behaviours – we have asked them to nominate friends who have been kind for a “kindness” week at the start of term and gave our certificates to children. We’ve focused a lot on people in history, especially during Black History month and also had a blitz on caring for the environment by picking up litter and tidying up. On Kindness Day we will do a whole school kindness assembly and revisiting our nominations board for children to say thank you to others who have been kind to them – aiming for a nomination for each child to go on display. We really like the Kindness UK philosophical questions which make children think deeply. We use them a lot in assembly to stimulate debate and other teachers use them in PSHE lessons one of our school’s special words is RESPECT so we use the kindness ideas a lot to promote our Respect Values and help children understand the message.