VIRTUAL KINDNESS WORKSHOPS
We run Kindness Workshops in primary schools all over the UK. Our workshops aim to empower children by helping them realise that the little choices they make every day have the power to change people’s lives, while improving their own physical and mental health at the same time. Our workshops support many of the aims and objectives of the new statutory PSHE curriculum for relationships and health education in primary schools.
Prefer face-to-face? We also offer our workshops in person. For more details, please click here
Session 1: An Interactive Presentation
The workshop is led by our Director of Kindness, Greig Trout, and held via Zoom Webinar (the children can see Greig, but he can’t see or hear the children). During the presentation, Greig will interact with the children by asking questions, which can be answered by writing in the chat box. In this 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 the 52 Lives charity, showing the life-changing difference kindness has made to real people around the world.
Taking Positive Action
Towards the end of the Session 1, we put the theory into action. We share the story of a real child in need of kindness and task the children with thinking of ways to help that child. It could be making cards, drawing pictures, sending video messages of support…wherever their creativity takes them. The children can work on these between Session 1 and 2.
Session 2: Show & Tell / De-Brief
In Session 2, Greig shares what the children have done, summarises the key points, and helps them to understand the impact that their kindness will have on themselves, on the child they have helped, and on the world. Session 2 is usually held either later in the day, or a day or two after Session 1.
These excellent workshops are ideal for all schools that are looking to put kindness at the heart of their ethos.
Age Group: Most suitable for ages 6-11, but we can also offer shorter sessions for younger children.
Length: First session: 30-40 minutes. Second session: 15 minutes (children should attend both sessions). The children will also need to spend some time between the two sessions to do the task they were set.
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 would like to book a Virtual Kindness Workshops for your class, please complete the form below. Once you have submitted your enquiry, we will confirm the details with you before providing the relevant links your class will need for the session. Please read our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy before signing up for the workshop.