THE importance of kindness was impressed upon Barrow Hills School pupils attending a workshop led by the charity 52 Lives, which aims to change someone’s life for the better every week of the year.

Motivational speaker Greig Trout, from 52 Lives, invited pupils to explore the concept of kindness, and the children learned how no act of kindness, however small, is wasted and how they have the power as individuals to make a difference in someone’s life.

The pupils also made cards and calendars, and were encouraged to think about those who might benefit from a gift of kindness this Christmas.

Barrow Hills is participating in the charity’s Christmas project, which works to spread love and kindness to children and adults in a school, refuge or shelter, who may not receive a Christmas present this year.

“The charity sets up an Amazon gift wish list and strangers from all over the world are invited to buy the presents, as a way of spreading happiness on Christmas Day.”

Middle prep head Josh Andrade said: “The tremendous work 52 Lives carries out around the world is very much in keeping with the ethos of Barrow Hills.

“We will be issuing our official outstanding kindness award provided by 52 Lives, to one of our form groups.

“The children have learned while Christmas is an exciting time of year, there are others who are less fortunate than themselves.

“They have been encouraged to appreciate that being generous with their time and spirit is the most potent form of giving and a simple act of kindness can go a long way to improving the lives of others.”

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