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BridgePrep Academy of Palm Beach students will be undertaking kindness acts this January!!

Students are asked to carry out acts of kindness and giving to others in their families and community – and to record these in a special "Kindness Diary" which each pupil will fill in daily which will then be signed by their parents.

BridgePrep Academy of Palm Beach students will be undertaking kindness acts this January!!


Students are asked to carry out acts of kindness and giving to others in their families and community – and to record these in a special "Kindness Diary" which each pupil will fill in daily which will then be signed by their parents.

Building on the overwhelming success and positivity of this program in several international schools, Gratitude Diaries, when children and their families documented the small things they were grateful for in their lives, this year they are asked to take a proactive approach and undertake little acts of kindness that could make a big difference in somebody’s life.

Suggested acts of kindness this year– which can be entered in written or pictorial form in the diaries include:

- visiting/phoning/sending a Christmas card to an elderly neighbor or relative who may be lonely;

- helping out with household chores at home; undertaking random acts of kindness to brighten the lives of those around them and make somebody’s day a better one;

-an act of self-care to promote self-esteem and positivity or spending some time at doing something they love which makes them feel good about themselves.

Alongside this Kindness Diary initiative, there will be a kindness bucket in school, where the children can place kind “observations" about their peers which we hope will boost the self-esteem of those around them.



Each Friday morning a random selection of these observations will be shared to emphasize how small acts and kind words can make huge differences in somebody’s life.

 Another initiative is the Class Kindness Act. During the month of January, each class will put their heads together and propose a unique way in which they collectively can make this Winter Season better for their Community. This will be a “child–led” venture and the school is very excited to see what unique ideas emerge.



Leas Príomhoide Íde Ní Mhuirí said:

“We are encouraging our pupils to think of the spirit of kindness and giving".

With such an emphasis on the materialistic and commercial aspect of the holidays, we often tend to overlook what it’s really all about…. Good will!


Unfortunately not everyone is in a position to be able to enjoy their daily lives, But there is nobody in this world who wouldn’t benefit from an act of kindness, and the joy of kindness is that it costs nothing.


The lay out will be as follows:

• (Mondays): They are asked to communicate with an elderly person…. A relative, a neighbor or a friend. This may be something as simple as picking up the phone and calling granny, or popping in to visit an elderly neighbor or sending card/letter to an elderly person.

• (Tuesdays): Help out at home to make parent’s lives easier eg fill or empty dishwasher/make their beds/help prepare the dinner/ pair the socks/ walk the dog etc.

• (Wednesdays): Undertake a random act of kindness…..make somebody’s day through kind gestures/words or acts.

• (Thursdays): In the interest of promoting mental health and positive self-image/self-care, the children are asked to do something that they enjoy doing and that makes them feel good about themselves…. This might simply be spending some time drawing/reading/listening to music/chatting to a friend …


In this world, consumed by social media, where our young people are constantly experiencing pressure, there is no better way to show them the way forward in the world than by practicing kindness. We all know that helping others makes us feel good about ourselves…. What’s not to love about that?!?

That feel good factor we experience form helping others cannot be quantified. Our message to the children is very simple: they can be the reason somebody smiles today and they can definitely help make this world a better place for others and for themselves.

We are very grateful to the parents in our school who have embraced our mental health, gratitude, fitness and exercise initiatives thus far. It is with their continued support that we can hope to make kind-hearted, proud, happy and well-rounded citizens and equip them with those life skills that shape their being, long after they have left school.

We hope that this new Kindness Initiative will make the preparation for the future more meaningful and special”.



Mr. Sirota