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EARN your Kindness Badge
The Purple Kids’ Kindness Club badge is awarded for showing kindness to yourself and others. To find out what you need to do to earn your badge, click below to download the application form. If you are a school planning to do this activity with a large number of children, please get in touch with us beforehand so we can ensure we can fulfil your badge requests! Thank you
This month, we want to celebrate the adults in your school that are special to you. As well as spreading loads of joy, you will also have the chance to win a £10 voucher, as well as our recommended read for this month. Just download and complete this wonderful activity sheet, designed by our ambassador Stacie Swift.
Don’t forget to email us a photo of your work before you give it to the lucky adult – and then watch them BEAM!
Deadline: Friday 20th Oct 2023
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KIND STORY OF THE WEEK
Friendship benches aren’t just for schools! In Zimbabwe, a charity ‘The Friendship Bench Project’ uses benches to help people talk about their problems and improve their mental health. One of the best parts is, they are employing wise ‘community grandmothers’ to deliver this therapy for people in their neighbourhoods. What a lovely way to pass on wisdom and advice.
SHOW AND TELL
Did you know we run Kindness Workshops in schools? This month hundreds of children were making things to spread kindness to someone they knew. Here is one creation from Tairgwaith Primary School in Wales. The children made hearts with kind words to a special chosen person after school!
Book of the Month
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Wonder is a must-read with a storyline that will make you think. This book will remind you that kindness is within us all. Perfect for World Teacher Day – this wonderful book also has a very inspirational teacher character. You can win a copy of Wonder by entering our Kindness Challenge (see above).
Stacie Swift Activities
Our wonderful ambassador, artist Stacie Swift, has created this activity sheet just for you!
SHARE YOUR STORIES
We’d love to see what kind things you’ve been up to! If you’d like to share a photo of something kind you have done (for yourself or for someone else) ask a parent or guardian to send it to us.
Self-Kindness tip of the week:
World Mental Health Day is on 10th October and the charity Britain Get Talking is urging young people to talk about what’s on their minds. A problem shared is a good first step to solving it, so start sharing your thoughts with an adult that you trust.
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