1 Kindness has an amazing ability to increase happiness, self esteem and optimism, improve mental and physical wellbeing, lower stress and anxiety levels, create better social and academic outcomes, and reduce bullying in schools and the community.
Sounds good, doesn’t it!
That’s because kindness is a natural remedy for a multitude of ailments!
Our primary school curriculum has gained International attention as a positive
alternative to traditional anti-bullying programs. We aim to inspire generational change with lessons and activities for the classroom, home and community
to take kindness outside the school gate.
A need for change within school communities is evident, so it’s time to rethink our approach and stop the negative talk about bullying. Blaming and shaming isn’t the answer and asking children to be kind to their peers isn’t enough to stop anti-social behaviour. Students need to be shown how to be a good friend and kindness taught on an on-going basis so that it becomes a natural and instinctive part of life.
Our school curriculum is a positive step towards changing cultures in schools by promoting a healthy outlook at an early age and building an armour of goodness that encourages happy, positive, well rounded individual who care for others.
“There is substantial empirical evidence that systematic, on-going, and fully infused emotional learning programs are essential to nurture mental health and reduce bullying in a sustainable way. There must be a long-term commitment to teaching emotional literacy as a priority in every classroom. The research is clear that teaching kindness, and other emotional content, has significant positive effect on mental health, academic accomplishment, and overall well-being.” – Patty O’Grady, PhD, Professor at the University of Tampa
Our community project motivates people to make changes in their lives to enable growth through positivity, an awareness of self, compassion for others and the addictive feel good emotions that being kind generates.