Spreading Kindness at Westerhope Primary School...
Day one of half term (Happy Monday!) and I've just received a message from 52 Lives to say lots of fundraising pages have been opened up already for the 52 Lives inspired 52 challenge we set for half term homework as part of the preparations for World Kindness Day - Incredible!
I just wanted to say...
From, Mrs Hay
Look at this wonderful smile from Cameron after receiving a bundle of pictures and inspirational messages from our kind Year 5 pupils.
Cameron is a young boy, who is blind with complex learning needs. His mum was so touched by our kindness
We are delighted to be an official ‘Kind School’
Thank you to 52 Lives in awarding us the most loveliest of titles!
We are very proud here at Westerhope Primary School to be a part of spreading kindness in many ways through our lessons and kindness workshops. The children really enjoy learning about the importance of kindness in the world, and especially love creating their unique messages, drawings and creations for someone in need.
Please select the link below for further information:
(Taken from 52Lives website):
Being kind is the best thing you can be – so we’ve created a Kindness Club just for kids. And we’d love you to join! It’s fun, it’s free and (best of all) it helps to create a kinder world.
As a Member of the Kindness Club you will receive a special email newsletter every single week, which includes:
For more details visit: https://schoolofkindness.org/kids-kindness-club-old
I would love to know if you join and the lovely kindness activities you get up to – keep me updated.
Making a difference…Our charity of the year!
We are always exploring ways to make a difference in our school, the community and the wider world…and this year our chosen school charity of the year is...
52 Lives Charity!
Our children are all super kind-hearted so we can’t wait to share the wonderful ideas we have in store on our continued journey in making a difference to ourselves and others.
Our pupils have selected the Newcastle Dog and Cat shelter as our chosen charity to support this year. We have been visited by Beth and Bobby from the shelter as part of our ‘Making a Difference’ work. Beth told us how the charity works and about the different animals they care for. Did you know it costs £188 every year to heat just one shelter for a homeless dog? Our aim is to provide this for dogs like Bobby. Across the coming months we will inform you of how we aim to achieve this goal.
Charity of the Year 2018/2019
During 2018/19 at Westerhope, our chosen charity was North East Hearts with Goals (www.nehwg.co.uk)
Over the course of the school year we ran a series of different events in order to raise enough money to buy a defibrillator. We eventually achieved our goal and believe this is an excellent investment for the whole school community.
Why a defibrillator?
Sudden cardiac arrest kills approximately 100,000 people a year and in the UK, 15 young people a week die from an undiagnosed heart condition.
What is a defibrillator?
A defibrillator is a device that can read the electrical output from a persons’ heart. The device can assess whether a shock should be administered to the patient and will shock a patient to potentially save their life. A defibrillator will never shock a patient that does not need it.
You can find out more about the charity and how many live have already been saved on their website.