Good morning everybody,
It's DAY 2 of Mental Health Awareness Week!
I want you to really think about what kindness means to you?
I think that the true meaning of kindness is when you choose to do something for yourself or someone else that you know will be positive and uplifting to whatever the situation is. I believe true kindness comes from the heart and it's often those moments when someone opens a door for you, let's you sit down on a packed train, notices someone is sad and invites them to play in a game, or when someone gives you a compliment that really matters.
Here is a small story of kindness I have seen at VPS...
(although there are LOTS I have chosen this one!)
Ariya in Year 2 will notice and open a door for me if I am trying to get through (I often have lots of equipment or folders of some sort in my hands !) as Year 4 and 2 classrooms are next door so we often see the lovely Year 2. Ariya will ALWAYS say 'Hello Emily' and she never forgets to say ''Thank You'' if I am holding a door and I always think that she shows remarkable kindness to others. Nobody has asked Ariya to do what she does- she just does it because she knows that it's respectful and a kind thing to do. I don't even think she knows she does it sometimes!
Kindness forms itself in different ways but I think it's those little moments of someone looking out for another person that really counts!
Today I am going to talk about two things you can get involved with..
The 'Place 2Be' Kindness Cup and the Day 2 ELSA challenge!
Place2Be's Kindness Cup
For #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we're celebrating acts of kindness in our school. Is there a staff member or a friend/family member you think is really kind?
Let me know who and what they have done so we can celebrate their kindness with a @Place2Be Kindness Cup!
These people will be awarded a virtual certificate and placed on Twitter! All you need to write is ''I nominate __________ for _________''. You can email into firstname.lastname@example.org or on Purple Mash!
Kindness and mental health are deeply connected. At this difficult time, we want to celebrate the many examples of exceptional kindness we are seeing through our schools, as people go above and beyond to make a positive difference for the members of their school community. Our virtual 'Kindness Cups' are a way to celebrate the incredible acts of kindness taking place across our school communities.
Yousif in Year 4 has kicked off the kindness cup awards by sending in a nomination for Sam in Year 4! Well done Sam!
Kalid also very kindly nominated Salma and I for an award :) Thank you Kalid it was really nice to read.
Day 2 of ELSA Challenge...
Today you can write or draw about a mistake you may have made today (or yesterday).
It is really important to our mental health when we forgive ourselves for mistakes we may have made. Everybody makes mistakes - there is nobody who is perfect!
We can always learn from our mistakes!
Follow the layout below! :)