The Great Kindness Challenge

Pinewood students grow as respectful individuals of character who promote kindness and compassion. Last week, our Middle Campus students participated in The Great Kindness Challenge, a national movement designed to create a culture of kindness in schools. Encouraged to perform acts of kindness throughout the week, each of our students was given a checklist of inspiring ways to show thoughtfulness and care toward others. All week, our campus was abuzz with hugs, compliments, words of gratitude, and acts of service. Kindness matters!

Here are some ways to be kind today:

  • Smile at the people you see
  • Put a nice note on someone's desk
  • Compliment 5 people
  • Tell a joke and make someone laugh
  • Be kind to yourself and eat a healthy snack
  • Learn something new about someone you see every day
  • Help someone when you see that they need it
  • Recycle
  • Hug someone you love
  • Entertain someone with a happy dance
  • Make a wish for someone in need - try to find a creative way to help them
  • Invite someone new to spend time together
  • Send a thank you to a parent, friend, or coworker
  • Step up for someone in need
  • Make and display a "Kindness Matters" sign
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Let someone go ahead of you while waiting in line
  • Learn to say "Hello" in a new language
  • Show appreciation to a sibling or family member
  • Be on time
  • Give your friend a high-five
  • Create your own kind deed
  • Middle Campus
  • Student Life