School’s journey to Easter
“The last two Lents have been difficult,” explains John Neenan, the head teacher of St Michael’s CofE VA Primary School in Aylsham, “so we planned something special this year for our Lenten journey to Easter.”
He’s launched an initiative to tie in with recent overarching themes in the school’s Collective Worship programme: “We’d been thinking a lot about wellbeing, both of others and of ourselves, and about what we can all do to support the happiness of those around us.”
40 acts of kindness was born! Since Ash Wednesday, Lenten calendars in each classroom (and on social media so parents can be involved too) have, day by day, revealed a suggested “act of kindness”. There’s been litter-picking, for example, and the making of Easter cards for “a friend you don’t yet know”. Pupils in the photo above are giving Miss Chamberlain tissuepaper flowers to thank her for being a lovely teacher.
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