By Beth David, Editor
The LeRoy L. Wood School in Fairhaven closed out kindness week with a giant peace sign created by the bodies of students and staff on the north side of the building on Sconticut Neck Road.
Both Fairhaven elementary schools participated in the Great Kindness Challenge last week. Students and teachers dressed in crazy, fun clothes and performed acts of kindness to each other and those in the community.
“Whenever we challenge this community they rally and show up in a BIG way,” wrote the school on its Facebook page. “This week the challenge was kindness and love abounded. If these children are our future leaders, we are all in good hands!”
“The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement,” according to the website. “Using the provided checklist of 50 kind acts, students accept the challenge and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!”
The list includes acts like smiling at 25 people, complimenting five people, picking up trash, helping a younger student, saying “thank you” to the custodian, librarian and the volunteers, and giving your friend a high five. The website boasts more than 250 million acts of kindness in 2016.
To learn more, visit thegreatkindnesschallenge.com
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