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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People United are launching two brand new resources to support young people to achieve Arts Awards with an arts and kindness theme. We are delighted to launch Discovering Kindness and Exploring Kindness at a time when more and more young people are engaging in social action movements such as the #iwill campaign and youth climate […]

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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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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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Exploring Kindness : Part 1 Working with Chill Club in Newington, Ramsgate our Project Coordinator, Becky Vincer, led a series of workshops to support young people to achieve their Arts Award Discover. At the end of the project some of the young people were keen to keep working and so the Arts Award Explore Kindness […]

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Discover Part B & C | Arts Award Case Study Following on from the previous blog, our Project Coordinator Becky shares the ways in which the youth group ‘Chill Club’ achieved their Discover Arts Awards. In this post she focuses on Part B and C. Part B: Find Out Find out about at least one […]

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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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Stacie, our Digital and Communications Coordinator, reflects on her time at Tate Exchange which took place from 29 – 31 May 2019. The theme of this year’s Tate Exchange at Tate Modern was Movement. As soon as I arrived at the stairwell that leads you to the 5th floor of the Blavatnik building, my ears […]

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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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