The School of Kindness is part of the 52 Lives charity. 52 Lives aims to change people’s lives and spread kindness with the help of almost 100,000 supporters around the world. What began as some weekly school kindness workshops has grown into a whole suite of projects and resources to help schools encourage kindness and, most importantly, help children to understand the effect kindness can have on themselves, on others and on the world.
The School of Kindness aims to spread kindness and empower children by helping them to realise that the little choices they make every day have the power to change people’s lives, improve their own health and well-being, and ultimately change the world. We just need to choose kindness at every opportunity
The 52 Lives charity began in 2013. It began as a Facebook page that founder, Jaime Thurston, set up as a way for her friends and family to help people. It has since grown into a global network of almost 100,000 kind people who unite online every week to help change people’s lives. In 2016, Jaime had an idea to bring the 52 Lives concept of spreading kindness and changing lives into the classroom. In the Summer of that year, Jaime was named Clarins Woman of the Year and the prize money from that award enabled her idea to come to life. 52 Lives began running free Kindness Workhops in primary schools all over the country. Word spread and demand grew, so the School of Kindness has expanded to offer schools a range of ways to get involved – whether it be by booking a Kindness Workshop, downloading lesson plans, browsing for a project to fundraise for, or submitting an application to The Kindness Fund. To find out more about the history of the 52 Lives charity, please visit our main 52 Lives website