EYFS had a lovely day celebrating Children's Day and celebrating kindness! They talked about what kindness meant to them and how people had been kind to them during the time they were in Virtual School. Children talked about how their parents cared for them, talking to their teacher and friends on Zoom, and how washing hands and wearing face masks kept them and their families safe. A few children also talked about the doctors and nurses who were being kind by looking after the people who got sick. They were excited to draw and paint their pictures showing this kindness. Each child received a special gift of cookies and a bookmark as part of the celebrations. What a lovely day!
In 1925, at the World Conference on Child Welfare held in Geneva, the first International Children’s Day was proclaimed, to be held annually on June 1st. Our Primary Assembly last Friday, highlighted the importance of student voice in forging the future of our planet both in terms of the environment and Internationalism. Although our youngest children wouldn’t have appreciated the significance of June 1st in these terms, they did show their appreciation of the cookies and bookmarks they received to mark the event.
A UNICEF campaign, ‘Kindness is Contagious’ has recently been launched in Vietnam and so we felt it fitting to support this initiative in the way of a House Art Competition, held as part of our International Children’s Day activities. We look forward to seeing some of our children’s creations on our Facebook page and potentially included in the UNICEF ‘Kindness is Contagious’ book which will be distributed nationally.