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What's Going On: Wath Victoria pupils aspire to building a community of kindness

Updated: Nov 25, 2019

Pupils at Wath Victoria Primary school are involved in two weeks of learning starting on the 4th November which focus on aspirations and kindness.

In Aspirations Week (4.11.19 to 8.11.19) pupils will have the chance to learn about the skills needed to be an engineer and will have a visit from the AMRC (Sheffield University’s Advanced Manufacturing Centre) who will launch their Leaders Award Programme. As well as this, the South Yorkshire Police Horses will meet the children and the officers will talk to children about their work. Ann Foxley-Johnson from the anti-bullying company will also work with the children on a ‘Bystander to Upstander Day’ teaching children what it means to be an upright citizen.

The following week (11.11.19 to 15.11.19) is Kindness Week and along with work on remembrance, the children will be working on a week-long kindness project called #Kindnessrocks. They will learn about the value of kindness in society and how ‘Change starts with Us’ which is the theme of National Anti-bullying Week. As a Rotherham Gold Anti-Bullying Award winning school, Wath Victoria will support ‘Odd Socks Day’ on the 12th November raising awareness around diversity and being kind to others. The children will design and make ‘Kindness rocks’ which they will gift to someone they care about in their family or they can choose to hide them in the local area. Anyone finding one of their kindness rocks is encouraged to take a photograph with it, and send it into school so that they can build up a display of the kindness that our school spreads locally.

Pupil and Y2 school councillor, Max said: “I am really excited because when I grow up I want to be an engineer like my Dad or a policeman.” Headteacher, Mrs Miller noted that “we know that when children are taught to recognise their own emotions and feelings towards others, and these are positive emotions like kindness, this has a great impact on their own self-esteem and their ability to reach their goals and aspirations in later life. We hope to repeat similar weeks every year.”

Mrs C Miller
Wath Victoria Primary School

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