Spreading Kindness

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Spreading Kindness

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At Point Pleasant Borough High School, we always look forward to our annual spirit week, where students and staff hear daily quotes of kindness and partake in activities to remind ourselves to always be kind. However over at Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School, the K-5 students took part in this week of kindness in their own special way.

Through February 25th to March 1st, all students throughout the district were asked to perform daily acts of kindness as befits the Week of Kindness. This week also happens to correspond with Read Across America, whose goal is to spread the message of reading through Dr.Seuss stories and wearing the same color each day.

At Nellie Bennett, students were given different tasks daily to showcase ways of displaying kind behavior. Tasks including having kids help one another when help is needed and giving each other compliments. One of the more obvious ways this all came together, was when almost every student made posters and signs showing kindness values. These signs were either handwritten and drawn or made on computers.  Each sign was colorful and consisted of examples of kind acts as well as little compliments. These messages were then placed on the front of every locker throughout the high school. The messages came as a pleasant surprise as high school students walked in to school during the first day of the Week of Kindness. Most high school students did not know the posters would be displayed on their lockers so it was truly enjoyable for everyone to read all of the cute and heartfelt messages from elementary students.

Overall, the Week of Kindness helps all students to truly realize the benefits simple acts of kindness can bring to one self and others.  Thank you Nellie Bennett students for brightening the high school students’ days and lockers!