This week Reception have joined the rest of the school in taking part in Random Acts of Kindness Week. The whole week has been dedicated to spreading kindness throughout the school community and beyond. Over the past couple of weeks, Reception children and their families have been bringing in food donations for the local foodbank and donating toys for disadvantaged children. On Monday, the children welcomed Debbie, who came in and collected the donations on behalf of the Droitwich Food Bank. She took the time to explain to the children where their donations would be going and how they would help people in need.
The children have been undertaking random acts of kindness each day. These have included making biscuits for the teachers and being kind to their friends and their teachers; the children have also painted pebbles to look like bees (“Bee kind”) to put around the school grounds.
On Wednesday the children set off on the school minibuses to spread kindness a little further afield. King’s Hawford has a long standing relationship with Fernhill House Care Home in Droitwich. Over the years, pupils from the school have spent time with the residents. Due to restrictions over the past couple of years, this hasn’t happened as frequently. Yesterday, Reception pupils were on a mission to remedy this by bringing joy to the residents and staff.
The children took part in some art activities in the grounds outside. They carefully created kindness trees using their handprints, painted bright bees and coloured pictures. Many of the residents watched the children work from the windows. Once the children had completed their masterpieces, they sang songs and danced outside the windows for everyone to see.
Reception pupil Indie and her Auntie had made some beautiful crochet coasters for the residents; these were handed out by the staff at the care home and were very much loved by all.
It was lovely to see our pupils interact with residents through the windows and also with members of staff from Fernhill House. One pupil happily chatted away with the manager about a previous visit to Fernhill House that he remembered making last year, whilst still in Kindergarten 2. It is brilliant that the children understand the importance of these visits and remember them fondly.
Miss Lane, who accompanied the children, was full of praise for the children saying, “The children were incredible. They came away calm and happy and really understood the importance of being kind to others. It was easily the most beneficial morning out that I have organised. Well done Reception!”