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Students at Aberfoyle PS work on kindness project

April 1, 2021

ABERFOYLE, Ontario – Grade 6, 7 and 8 students in Jamie Skeoch’s class at Aberfoyle Public School have been working hard on kindness projects this year.

This year, in light of everything that has been happening in the world, Skeoch wanted to give students the opportunity to try a different kind of project and therefore centred a unit around the principles of kindness, empathy and taking care of our own mental health.

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The class started this unit by learning and practicing stress management strategies, then they shifted their focus to thinking and planning a way to help those in need and from there, planned acts of kindness were created.

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As planned acts of kindness, some groups have donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Bench, Wyndham House Guelph, the Guelph Food Bank, Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Women in Crisis Guelph and the Guelph Humane Society.

To get donations, some groups of students are safely running intramural events, within class cohorts, for donations, some groups are hosting a “wear a hat to school or chew gum day,” while other groups are participating in in-class “kindness slips” and drawing names for prizes.

This is a great initiative that has seen a lot of positive feedback from Skeoch’s class. Great job, Aberfoyle PS students.

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