Kindness was the order of the day as students at Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) embarked upon a weeklong challenge.
According to Neulessa Major, Kiwanis Club Youth Advisor, the Great Kindness Challenge is an initiative that falls under A Kids for Peace Experience through Kiwanis’ K-Kids Club.
Kindness Week was launched on Monday with an assembly and pep rally, and another rally called a Spirit Rally was held yesterday.
On Tuesday, students wore ties they had designed with words of Kindness written on them, and they were observed signing up for the Kindness Challenge. That day they also drew an outline of their hands, and decorated them with hearts to symbolize each student’s commitment to kindness.
Major explained that the hands would then be used on Thursday to form a hands-for-kindness chain and be submitted to the Guinness World Record. Kindness posters were also expected to be handed in on Thursday.
She said that students were given the opportunity to compete in a poster competition on Kindness as well as a Journal Competition. There were approximately 50 challenges on the participants’ checklist, and they chose 10 of their best challenges to write about in their journals.
Other activities included a door competition depicting the theme, “Kindness Matters.” Each grade level was also asked to compete in a bulletin board competition as well.
The grand finale for the Great Kindness Challenge will be held tomorrow, Jan. 30, on the field below CAPS for a human photo depicting the word KINDNESS MATTERS along with a huge heart. Students from each grade level will be assigned a different colour.
Major said that the winning grade level and winning participants will be announced on Monday, Feb.2.