Practitioners in our settings have been encouraging children’s awareness of their health and wellbeing since returning to settings following closure during the pandemic.
As this is Kindness week, the practitioners at TRACC Out of School Club suggested the children might consider kindness and wellbeing and make an individual pledge showing what kindness might look like. Initially, the children’s ideas of a pledge benefitted themselves. So they had further discussion and also asked for CALA staff to share their ideas of their pledges to be kind to others. 12 members of staff replied including our CE, Jaci Douglas who said: ‘I always wave at the local care home residents whenever I walk by with my dog as they sit at their windows and just lookout. They always wave back with a big smile – although it also benefits me as it makes me smile too’. One of the children then decided her pledge would be to ‘say kind words’.