Wellbeing for All
Last week in our Wellbeing Wednesday sessions we explored kindness. Did you know that the 13 November was World Kindness Day?
This was an opportunity for us all to reflect on one of the most important and unifying human principles – to be kind. It highlights how good deeds and small acts of kindness can bring people of every kind together. Doing small acts of kindness for strangers, people in need, or each other is one of the best ways to make the world a better place. It doesn’t take much effort but it has an incredible impact on those around us.
History of World Kindness Day
World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a 1997 Tokyo conference of like-minded kindness organisations from around the world. There are currently over 28 nations involved with this event which isn’t associated with any religion or political movement. In the UK, Kindness Day UK is organised by Kindness UK, a not-for-profit organisation. Kindness Day UK was launched on 13 November 2010, and the event has continued to grow in popularity every year with increasing numbers of individuals, schools, charities, institutions and businesses taking part. Anybody wishing to take part in World Kindness Day or Kindness Day UK can pledge a good deed and also find a range of resources including ideas for random acts of kindness both large and small on the Kindness UK website: www.kindnessuk.com
Parents/Carers Guide to Netflix
The pandemic saw a surge in children consuming on-demand content as many families relaxed their screen-time rules. Netflix’s diverse range of programming caters for all age groups, so it’s important for parents/carers to recognise the potential risks of children using the service and the measures to help their child enjoy a safe streaming experience. In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as screen addiction, inappropriate content and hacking attempts.
Mrs D Collett
Assistant Headteacher – Pastoral and Wellbeing