Kindness and respect play a huge part in the character and culture at The Weston Road Academy. We are pleased to invite you all to take part in the Academy’s annual Kindness Challenge. Each day a different member of staff will set you a Kindness Challenge to complete. The daily challenges will be uploaded here each day as well as emailed out to you!
The theme for this year’s National Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May) is Kindness.
“Kindness” has been announced as the new theme for Mental Health Awareness Week in response to the coronavirus outbreak. National Mental Health Awareness Week will run from 18th to 24th May. Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “Now more than ever, we need to re-discover kindness in our daily lives. The National Mental Health Awareness Week aims to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health”.
- Kindness unlocks our shared humanity and is central for our mental health. It has the potential to bring us together with benefits for everyone, particularly at times of great stress.
- One thing we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times, helping people to connect and communities to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Kindness is also a vital way we can help support the millions of people who were experiencing mental health problems long before the pandemic started.
- Research clearly supports this – it shows that acts of kindness can help improve emotional wellbeing. This is true whether we are giving or receiving it.
We hope that you will all get involved in the challenge and so that we can spread a wave of kindness through our community.
Don't forget to share your kindness stories with the Academy by emailing pictures and acts of kindness to your tutor - we love to hear from you!
Please click on the two links below to find out more about the 30 Day Kindness Challenge.
Day 1 - Monday 11th May Part 1
Day 1 - Monday 11th May Part 2
Day 2 - Tuesday 12th May Challenge
Day 3 - Wednesday 13th May Challenge
Day 4 - Thursday 14th May Challenge
Day 5 - Friday 15th May Challenge
Day 6 - Monday 18th May Challenge
Day 7 - Tuesday 19th May Challenge
Day 8 - Wednesday 20th May Challenge
Day 9 Thursday 21st May Challenge
Day 10 Friday 22nd May Challenge
As always, the pastoral team at the Academy are always here to support you, now more than ever. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team should you need to.
Good luck with the 30 day Kindness Challenge