Steampunk Bob’s Videogram Express took place during the coronavirus lockdown. An intergenerational project, specifically created to respond to the impact of social distancing and shielding, it helped to connect people during a time of uncertainty when their usual routines were upturned and their physical interactions with friends and family were restricted. Before the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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People United’s Becky Vincer and Shazza Ali have written an article for TES Magazine celebrating the research and methodology of our Arts & Kindness Weeks. You can read it below or listen online here. Caped crusader’s mission to promote kindness in schools An unlikely superhero is bringing a creative approach to the promotion of empathy […]

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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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Exploring Kindness: Part 2  Following on from our Project Coordinator’s previous blog, Becky shares the activities which Newington’s youth group Chill Club did to achieve their Arts Award Explore and try out a new Arts & Kindness theme. Part C – Create Make a piece of artwork and record the process Two young people at Chill […]

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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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From Northwick Primary School: We have finished our ‘BeKind’ Mural which contains the hand print of every child in the school and many members of staff and parents.  The creatures were designed by the children.  It cheers up the school playground, even on a rainy day!  The link to the video our learning ambassadors made is below. […]

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To celebrate World Kindness Day on Monday 13th November 2017 People United has given away ten LED neon ‘be kind’ signs across the UK including: a hospital on the Isle of Bute, Scotland; a Girlguiding group in Merseyside; a community cafe in Wiltshire; and a library in East Yorkshire.  The ten lucky recipients of the […]

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A special arts and kindness week was held at Dame Janet Primary Academy in February, provided by People United with funding from Newington Big Local and Kent County Council. The aim of the week was to encourage the children to think, understand and practice kindness through arts activities led by artists Steampunk Bob (Bob Karper) […]

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A big part of what we do at People United is about legacy. We are always asking the question – what happens after a commission or a project ends? How can we share what we’ve learnt? When our Role Models artist commission finished last year – which involved connecting primary school pupils with care home […]

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