Warwick Academy students find out it’s cool to be kind
Warwick Academy pupils brought smiles to the faces of morning commuters yesterday as they marked Random Acts of Kindness Day.
About 30 primary and secondary level pupils took part in the event, also recognised in the US, by making inspirational posters and holding them up for passers-by to enjoy.
Joined by the school’s bear mascot and staff members, the children lined Middle Road from 7.45am to 8.20am with the aim of sharing kindness. They also made hundreds of notes with kind sayings which they slipped into lockers and placed around the school to inspire and bring joy to other students.
Jane Vickers, director of development at Warwick Academy, said: “Here at Warwick Academy we felt it was important to acknowledge Random Acts of Kindness Day and do something to be kind.
“Over half term, student leaders Tayla Horan and Taylor White volunteered to spearhead the celebrations and brainstormed some ideas that were Covid friendly. They decided to spread some positive vibes and encouragement to the morning commuters.
“Year 10 student Callum MacFarlane also gave up some hours over his half term to make some handmade inspirational posters with the help of the Development Office.
“The hope has to be that a dedicated day of kindness will spread to making the world a kinder place year round.”
Ms Vickers said that as the day progressed, stories of people doing random acts of kindness spread.
She added: “Alumna and parent Alicia Tucker sent 120 cupcakes for the staff, people stopped to give people rides, some money was left with a cashier for them to help someone pay towards some groceries and several copies of Charlie Mackesy’s wonderful book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse were left randomly on benches in Hamilton for hopefully someone to love and help them through the day.”