Kindness is an important message no matter the language.
Students at Beairsto Elementary, a French immersion school, are being encouraged to reach out to each other as part of Kindale Developmental Association’s Random Acts of Kindness campaign.
“The world will change one random act of kindness at a time,” Cindy Masters, Kindale development officer, told Beairsto students Monday.
“You will help change our world to make it a better place.”
The ways to be kind could include smiling, opening the door for someone or helping a teacher with a project.
Apart from the Kindale campaign, Beairsto began promoting kindness at the beginning of 2017.
“Throughout the year, classes have done random acts of kindness and it’s definitely a focus here,” said Moira Manthorn, principal.
Kindale’s campaign has received federal government support and it required a bilingual component, so the decision was made to partner with Beairsto.
“Our project really ties in with their whole theme of kindness,” said Masters.
Manthorn is excited about the initiative and the involvement of students.
“It brings French alive for them. They will be able to tweet out in French about what’s happening here,” she said.
At the end of two weeks, the number of kind acts will be tallied and two classrooms will be selected for lunch from Rice Box.