Students at Clyde-Savannah Elementary School recently participated in The Great Kindness Challenge.
The student body came together to write colorful greeting cards as the week’s signature project. Student Council representatives delivered the cards to residents at Wayne County Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Lyons.
Students performed thoughtful acts of kindness for each other throughout the week. Kindergarteners created Happy Kindness Week posters to hang on classroom doors. Third-graders read their favorite books to pre-kindergarten students. First-Grade Fairies lent a hand to cleaning staff by sweeping classroom floors and replacing garbage bags.
The Great Kindness Challenge is a global movement that was created by nonprofit organization Kids for Peace in 2011. The proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative aims to promote a culture of kindness around the world, improve school climate and increase school engagement.
Over 5 million students from 8,000 schools performed 250 million acts of kindness in over 60 countries in 2016.