As a class, we watched the two videos below and discussed how we could make our school and community a better place to be for everyone. Among our creations was a video based on the Kid President's 20 Things.
Recently, Year 5 have been learning about kindness boomerangs. Now, you may be wondering what is a “Kindness Boomerang”?
A Kindness Boomerang is where you do something kind to/for someone then that person who was helped does something kind to someone else and so on….
After the Kindness Boomerang has been to loads of people it comes back to you.
What are random acts of kindness?
A random act of kindness is something where you do something kind but you do it for no prize or reward at all and you get the choice you don’t have to do it.
So, why is being kind so important?
If people weren’t respectful no one would have friends and everyone would be lonely, people can feel more happy and cheery. William told us a story, where you see a homeless person everyday and you walk past the same man for 4 weeks and you haven’t seen him eat anything so you go buy him a sandwich and some water - that could change his day. You are not being forced to do it is your choice if you want to give him something to eat or not. It is important because we think of others not just ourselves all the time and we think that we are very lucky and that someday, we may need others to help us.
Year 5 also looked at a kindness boomerang video. Basically, it’s about one person being nice to someone then that person does something nice to someone else and it goes on and on. Finally, it comes back to the first person.
Year 5 also looked at the kid president video,
It’s about a kid standing in front of a chalkboard who tell’s us nice and kind words you should say to everybody, and why.
Atrin and Adriel made a video about “15 Things” we will try to say at Nexus. We used a green screen on iMovie to put drawing of them saying their nice thing. For example, one of us did “How are you today?” and his drawing was him saying it in the canteen to someone at a table.
In class, we also did a fun activity when we pulled a name out of a cup and we had to be kind to that person for a week. At the end of the week we have to guess who the person was! So now, we are thinking more about others and how we feel in their situation.
What can you do to get a Kindness Boomerang happening where you live?
It’s been great in Year 5!!!By Daisy and Adriel
What could you do to make someone's day better?