Kindness and Anti-Bully Week at Inclusion

World Kindness Day

‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted’

Aesop’s Fable of The Lion and the Mouse.

 

We are celebrating the ethos of World Kindness Day (13th November) by running a campaign to highlight and spread the power and impact of kindness.  From 8th November we will be sharing and exploring stories and acts of kindness  – supporting our learners to realise the far reaching impact even small acts can have to others.

We’ll be sharing our stories and asking people to share theirs with us on our social media channels. We’ll also be creating some polls to find out about some of the small acts of kindness people do every day without even thinking about and why these are so important.  All of this will be collected here on our webpage to create a page of positivity and joy.

Working with our learners we will also be asking then to define kindness, what it means to them and why people might make acts of kindness – all of which we’ll share.

We will also be combining this campaign with Anti-Bullying week – with the theme this year of ‘One Kind word’.

Please do help us by sharing your stories and thoughts – either with your tutor or email it to Freia at freia.pagdin@inclusionhampshire.org.uk

Kindness Stories

Yummy Treats

We are lucky enough to experience a wonderful act of kindness every week here at Inclusion from the lovely Judy Watson. Judy makes delicious treats – sometimes flapjacks, biscuits, or the ever popular mars bar cakes – every single week for our learners (and staff) at both ILC and IC.  This is a real treat we all look forward to – and can really make the difference to the mid week slump!  Learners love these treats and know when to expect them each week  – it is such a wonderful and consistent kindness that has given a little piece of happiness to so many learners and staff over all the years Judy has been making them for us. Thank you so much! 

Car Crisis

I was driving into town one day when I approached a car that had pulled over slightly – but was blocking the road, causing a line of traffic behind. A young lady was at the side of the road, looking very distressed. I stopped the car and my mum called over to her to make sure she was ok.  She was totally panicked and crying – we were worried she had been hurt or was ill – but she managed to stammer out that she was lost and trying to find the festival place carpark. We calmed her down  – telling her it was ok, not to worry about the cars behind her, and helped her do some calming breathing. We then told her that’s where we were going so to get back in her car and she follow us there. She did (for those that know Basingstoke we were literally yards from the roundabout before the Festival Place carpark) – then went off to do her shopping. 

Showing you care

I am very lucky to have very kind parents-in- law. They never fail to remember important times for me, not just the happy ones but sad ones as well. I will get a lovely message, or flowers or something else that shows me they have thought about me. I know they spend a lot of time extending this thought and kindness to others. Kindness like this stops people feeling alone.

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Making a difference one at a time…

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”

The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf.

Then, smiling at the man, he said…..“I made a difference for that one.”

Shared by Jane Harris – one of her favourite stories

One Kind Word Anti-Bullying Week video

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Anti-Bullying Week - One Kind Word

Anti-Bullying Week is from 15th – 19th November and we’ll be marking that here at Inclusion with lots of activities and work around the importance of kindness.

Many of our learners know the pain of bullying and we think it is a really important week to acknowledge and support.

 

 

 

 

This page has got lots of resources and help as well as our other information and support pages for anyone who might find themselves in this situation.

Monday 15th November is Odd-Socks Day, a celebration of all our own uniqueness – so please do stick on a pair of odd socks and send us a photo!  We’d love to see them!

Have a look at some from ILC and IC below

Cyber bullying is any form of online bullying or trolling.  Watch this video for more information on what this involves, how damaging this can be to people and how you make sure you don’t get involved in it.

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