KindaSchooling

Welcome to KindaSchooling! In this website, you will find a full range of whole school activities, specialist weeks, lesson plans, worksheets, stories, poems, assemblies and clubs all linked to the National Curriculum for use in Primary Schools.

KindaSchooling is designed to give a comprehensive range of tools to help and encourage Primary Schools, Home Schoolers and Parents to teach children about kindness.

Our vision is to see kind and happy children growing up making positive decisions for themselves, others and the world around them, knowing that even one small act can bring about change in their own lives, homes, schools, communities and beyond; making a positive difference to people, the planet and the animals we share it with.

This generation of children are growing up in a world where news of atrocities and disasters are seen within minutes and where they are continually bombarded by a whole cacophony of hate and disasters via different forms of media. Therefore, if hatred and discord is to become a norm kindness should also.

Kindness should be taught daily in our schools within every part of the curriculum to show children that it is also in the world they are growing up in, and to empower them that goodness and kindness in their choices can make a real difference.

Our Mission is to encourage and support the active teaching of kindness in schools, enabling children to make those decisions and to make a positive difference and impact on the world they live in now and in the future.

Our vision is to see kind and happy children growing up making positive decisions for themselves, others and the world around them

 

The teaching of kindness brings about happiness and we see these qualities being intrinsically linked.

Nicola J. Call – Author of The Thinking Child, The ALPS Approach (Accelerated Learning in Primary Schools) and children’s author writes:

Ask a parent what they most desire for their child, and their answer is quite simple: I want my child to be happy and successful.”

How do we measure ‘success’? By SATs scores? Awards for sports, music, or academic achievements? Medals for gymnastics, art, or music competitions? GCSE results? A* grades at A Level? College acceptances? Or, later, by high-paying jobs in high-profile companies? No matter how we measure success, we are bombarded daily with information about how to make sure our children achieve it.

We are not, however, bombarded with information about how to ensure our children are happy. Somehow, while success needs our constant work and intervention, happiness is supposed to just take care of itself. We can’t ensure that every minute of every child’s life is happy, but sadly, the very focus on ‘success’ often means that experiences that should produce happiness fall by the wayside. Ironically, if we took time to think about fostering happiness, the success would then take care of itself. We should not be so focused on the end goal – or the interim goal while we work towards the end goal – that we forget about the journey. The journey should be undertaken with a sense of joy and excitement – the joy of childhood.

Happiness is not something that can be taught, but it can be fostered. It is time for happiness to come to the forefront of our consciousness as we raise our children. Without happiness, there is little point to our journey. With it, we can be successful in the true sense of the word – successful in learning, relationships, friendships, and in the journey through life. Children only get one childhood. Let’s work together to ensure that it is full of wonder, excitement, success, and above all, happiness.