The children and staff at Edward the Elder Primary School have been extremely busy celebrating their ‘Act of Kindness Week’. They have worked hard to encourage kindness, consideration, empathy and teamwork both within school and the local community. Pupils were nominated for special awards throughout the week.
Each class chose to support a local project in order to encourage an understanding of kindness within their community and to establish important links, which has always remained an important priority to school.
Nursery pupils organised a ‘Stay and Play’ session for Teddy Edwards Toddler Group whilst Reception collected donations to support The Haven Refuge for women and children.
Year One and Two chose to write thank you letters and make pictures for West Midlands Police, paramedics, doctors/nurses at New Cross Heart and Lung Department and the Children’s Ward at New Cross Hospital.
Year Three collected and organised donations for St Alban’s Food Bank whilst Year Four presented thank you letters to West Midlands Fire Service.
Year Five made personalised cards for the residents at Waterside House Nursing Home which were presented during a performance there by the School Choir.
Year Six packed shopping bags at Sainsbury’s and planted crocus bulbs to support World Polio Day in association with Wednesfield Rotary Club.
School Choir performed at both Waterside Residential Home and St Thomas’ Church and staff supported Wednesfield Rotary Club Shoebox Scheme.
Everyone’s hard work culminated in a ‘Rainbow Act of Kindness Day’ during which all staff and children dressed in different colours of the rainbow. Each project was celebrated with special presentations made to representatives from The Haven Refuge, Wednesfield Police Station and paramedics, St Albans Food Bank, Sainsbury’s and Wednesfield Rotary Club. Pupil’s awards were presented by local MP for Wolverhampton North East Emma Reynolds and school Chair of Governors Gavin Hawkins.
What an absolutely amazing week! So many proud moments and community links…but most importantly ‘Acts of Kindness’ which have really made a difference to so many people!
Huge thanks to children, staff, families and our local community.