We are excited to release a brand new animated short film created by Beavers and Cub Scouts. It is all about the stories told by 6-10 year olds when asked ‘what is an important act of kindness?’  The stop-motion animation is a compilation of short stories where kind deeds are played out by all sorts of characters from space dogs to rollerblading pals. The Beaver and Cub Scouts reflected on […]

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To celebrate the summer holidays we have gathered 5 of our favourite creative activities for a summer full of arts and kindness! Taken from our Arts & Kindness week school pack we have adapted the following activities to be explored by the whole family. 1. Design a community kindness map! Ingredients: Large sheet of lining […]

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(Anti)social media & kindness in action I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Wild Conference a few weeks ago, a 2 day outdoor conference hosted by award-winning theatre company Slung Low. All of the talks from the conference are now available online and I would highly recommend a listen. One of the […]

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Scouting for Kindness in Canterbury People United have been working with three Scouting groups from the Canterbury district to explore ideas for a new Arts & Kindness badge. In 2013 we created a Kindness Challenge Badge for Girlguiding with two Brownie and Guide groups, since then it has always been an ambition of ours to explore the […]

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We are all Kindness Champions! Guest blog by Emma Gold – Arts Coordinator and Year 2 teacher at St Stephen’s Infant School – on the impact of People United’s Arts & Kindness week. St. Stephen’s Infant School is a vibrant three form entry school in the cathedral city of Canterbury. We are a school with a […]

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The January the Arts and Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) meeting took on a slightly different format to previous meetings. Adam James (an artist and PhD researcher at the University of Kent), hosted a non-verbal LARP (live action role-play) for the group. Adam is currently exploring the potential of LARP as a tool for encouraging new forms […]

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On Monday 29th October the Arts & Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) met for their second meeting of the academic year. This month we had our first international guest speaker, Dr. Chaio-l Tseng, a research associate in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Sciences at the University of Bremen. She gave a talk her ongoing project […]

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Arts and Prosocial Research Group meeting | September, 2018 On Monday 24th September the Arts & Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) met for their first meeting of the new academic year. This interdisciplinary group brings together academics, students, artists, and practitioners to explore how the arts (in its many forms) can nurture prosocial behaviour, acts of […]

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