Tuesday 13th November marks World Kindness Day across the globe. On this day participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations. World Kindness Day was first launched in 1988 with its mission to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness.
In my assembly yesterday I gave the girls a mission to write and deliver a letter of gratitude in person to someone who has been especially kind to them but they felt they had never properly thanked. It could be someone in their class, in another year group, a member of staff, anyone in their family or anyone else. The letter had to explain what they were thanking them for and it was to be delivered in person over the course of this week.
Schools like Knighton do such fantastic work promoting values such as kindness which we hope will stay with children for the rest of their lives. Whilst we can’t necessarily measure how kind everyone is being, judging from the feverish letter writing going on around school yesterday I think lots of letters have been delivered and I’d say we’re doing pretty well.
It’s such a simple thing to do but how wonderful for each recipient, and being Knighton there was even a letter written to one of the teacher’s dogs, to receive a note thanking them for their act of word of kindness.