James, a Year 2 pupil from Binfield CE Primary School, Berkshire, has won the Outstanding Kindness Award (Pupil) at our national Kindness Awards!

This award is given to an individual pupil who has demonstrated an exceptional level of kindness within their school or community.

James organised regular food bank collections at his school to help people in need in his local community. He started the project after learnning that food banks sometimes struggle to gather enough food, and he wanted to help by involving his own school.

His Headteacher, Mrs Suzie Featherstone-Wright, said, We are absolutely delighted that James has been recognised for this wonderful award. He is only 7 years old, but he recognised that others needed his help and decided to take action – he has managed to get his whole school community behind him.”

James said, “I wanted to help because I know people in the world need help. When people are kind it helps lots of people. I was really happy and proud doing it.”

James was selected for our award by our amazing panel of judges, including Anna Bassi, Editorial Director of The Week Junior, Stacie Swift, author and illustrator, the Carless family, winners of the Pride of Britain Community Hero Award, and Kumbi Kariwo, Senior NHS nurse.

Anna Bassi said, “Congratulations to James for winning this very well-deserved award. Acts of kindness and compassion such as his serve to inspire all of us, and prove what can be achieved when a person sets their mind to making a positive difference in the world. Bravo James for having such a big heart!”

A big thank you to everyone who made a nomination in the awards. There is so much kindness happening in schools across the UK, so the judges did not have an easy job in choosing our winner!

This Outstanding Kindness award was kindly sponsored by The Week Junior. You can find out more about the award winners here.