School KINDNESS WORKSHOPS
We run Kindness Workshops in primary schools all over the UK. Our workshops aim to spread kindness and empower children by helping them realise that the little choices they make every day have the power to change people’s lives, and improve their own physical and mental health at the same time. Download our Kindness Workshop Brochure.
Prefer virtual? We also offer our workshops virtually. For more details on those, please click here
What Happens in a Kindness Workshop?
1. An Interactive Presentation
In the first part of our Kindness Workshop, we give a lively, interactive presentation covering:
– What kindness is and the impact it has on ourselves, our classroom, our community and the world.
– The science of kindness, including the changes it triggers in our minds and bodies.
– Case studies from 52 Lives showing the life-changing difference kindness has made to real people around the world.
2. Taking Action
In the second half of our workshop, we put the theory into action. We share the story of a real child in need of kindness and work with the children during the session to come up with ways to help that child. It could be making cards, writing letters, sending video messages of support…or wherever their creativity takes them.
Your involvement with the School of Kindness doesn’t have to end when the workshop does. We encourage schools to stay engaged with us, including presenting an annual Outstanding Kindness Award to a child in their school (provided by 52 Lives), reinforcing and building on the workshop using our lesson plans, joining our Kids’ Kindness Club, applying for a grant from our Kindness Fund or getting involved in any of our other initiatives. You will also have the opportunity to become a ‘Kind School’ by signing our pledge, which will enable you to use the ‘Kind School’ logo.
These excellent workshops are ideal for schools looking to put kindness at the heart of their ethos. This is such an important aspect of education, and 52 Lives are experts at teaching it.
Take a peek inside our workshops…
Age Groups: Key Stage 1 and 2
Length: Approx 2 hours.
Number of children per workshop: Anywhere from 1 class to a whole school
Cost: FREE! We never want cost to be a barrier for schools, so are happy to provide our workshops free of charge (but donations are always welcome).
100% of schools we surveyed said the children benefitted from our Kindness Workshop. The workshops help children to develop empathy and tolerance, and improve self-awareness. By the end of the Kindness Workshop, children will:
– Realise the power of their actions.
– Understand the link between kindness and physical & mental well-being.
– Have a basic understanding of the science of kindness.
– Feel empowered to create the kind of world they want to live in.
If you are interested in requesting a School Kindness Workshop please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note, to make best use of our travel budget we may offer workshops in certain parts of the country at specific times of year. We will always do our best to accommodate every school that requests a workshop, but are not always able to meet demand.
PO Box 3154
Reading, RG1 9AT
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