Students shower staff with Valentine cards
Staff at two Hamilton guesthouses were treated to a random act of kindness yesterday as preschoolers showered them with Valentine cards.
Children from the Bermuda Montessori School visited neighbouring Royal Palms Hotel and Edgehill Guest Manor, bearing gifts they had crafted in the classroom.
The colourful paper hearts and “love butterflies” were handed to the workers.
Julie Durrant, the school's administrator, said they celebrate a “random act of kindness week” annually, explaining that the activity embodies the “pro-giving” Montessori ethos.
She said the students regularly exchange gifts among themselves and yesterday's outing provided an opportunity for the children “to know that there are others outside of the school that they can give to”.
Mrs Durrant and her husband Junior have owned the school for 13 years but introduced the tradition eight years ago as a lead-up to Valentine's Day.
Theresa Harney-Suill, manager at Royal Palms, said: “We love having you as our neighbours. Hearing the laughter makes our day.”
The second group, aged 3 to 5, were more vocal than their younger counterparts, and sang to the workers with the words: “I've got peace, peace, peace in my fingers; Words in my head; I've got love in my heart; I'm gonna give some to you.”