Following the success of our We All Do Good Things: Schools project, People United sent a challenge to the school councils of Shepway:
“…to come up with ideas that will make life better for people in their school community and/or local area.”
£50 was awarded to those schools that came up with imaginative acts of kindness so that they could go ahead and make their idea happen.
In total 15 schools took part involving 949 children, 58 teachers and 200 members of the local communities from around the schools.
Here are some examples of the challenges that were achieved:
- Saltwood School made ‘Happy Cakes’ and distributed them to Alms Houses, the WI and to an old folk’s home.
- Christchurch School took games and art and craft materials to High View School for pupils with disabilities. The children stayed a while and played and made friends with the children from High View.
- A free car wash and cup of tea for people from the local community.
If you work with young people and are interested in exploring a kindness challenge through the arts, you can find lots more ideas here.
We would love to hear more about any kindness challenges you have been up to. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to share your stories.