About our Workshops

Face-to-Face Kindness Workshop

 1. An Interactive Presentation (30-40 min)
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 impact it has on our physical and mental health.
– Case studies from 52 Lives showing the life-changing difference kindness has made to real people around the world.

2. Taking Action (30-40 min)
In the second part 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.

3. Debrief (15 minutes)
In the final part of our workshop (after the children have completed the activity) we reconvene to discuss what the children did, how it felt and the impact their kindness will have.

Virtual Kindness Workshop

Part 1: An Interactive Zoom Presentation  – (30-40 minutes)
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.

Part 2: Taking Action (30-40 minutes classroom work)
This is where we ask the children to put the theory into action. At the end of the presentat
ion in part 1, 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 then go back to their classrooms to work on these with their teacher.

Part 3. Debrief on Zoom (15 minutes)
In the final part of our workshop (after the children have completed the activity) we reconvene on Zoom with Greig to discuss what the children did, how it felt and the impact their kindness will have.

 

Post-workshop

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.

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52 Lives,
PO Box 3154
Reading, RG1 9AT

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