Students celebrate Kindness Day SG on the last day of Term 2

Students celebrate Kindness Day SG on the last day of Term 2
Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat, preparing a Singa Sandwich with a Primary 1 student from West View Primary School while parents look on.

SINGAPORE - Schools here took part in various activities to encourage acts of kindness on Friday, as part of Kindness Day SG celebrations.


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Here is the statement from the Singapore Kindness Movement:

Kindness Day SG Celebrations - Encouraging Kindness Through Play

SINGAPORE - The second Kindness Day SG saw Singaporeans from all walks of life come together in the shared purpose of inspiring one another to take ownership of spreading kindness.

Designated on the last Friday of Term 2 in May, the day's festivities began when Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat, launched Kindness Day SG this morning at West View Primary School and kicked off a series of kindness-centric activities both within and beyond the classroom, with an emphasis on a collaborative approach to kindness.

Besides the activities planned for the pupils, parents were also on hand to engage in activities encouraging family bonding and kindness at home. This launch was one of many happening in schools all over Singapore, with some having started earlier throughout this month of May.

The celebrations spring from the theme of 'A Nation of Kindness Starts with One', where one person and one act of kindness at a time inspires others to be more patient, considerate and gracious. When these acts are repeated from one individual to many others, a ripple effect is felt and each of us is further empowered to help build a "nation of kindness".

Through Kindness Day Celebrations in schools, every student learns that he or she has a part to play to create a kinder Singapore. Students then carry out acts of kindness with their families in the context of their community. Collectively, kinder communities build a kinder Singapore!

All schools are provided with teaching and learning resources and collaterals for students to spread the message of kindness throughout the June holidays. The collaterals feature "A Kindness Challenge", whereby students can select or suggest kind acts. They then encourage the people around them to complete these kind acts together, at home, in school and in the community.

- Primary 1 and 2 students: A board game, 'Treetop Adventure', encourages cooperation and teamwork. As part of Family Time, students get to play and also learn about kindness.

- Primary 3 and 4 students: 'Journal of Cool', guides and challenges them to consider how they, together with their family, can be kinder and show appreciation to others.

Primary 5 and 6 students: Activities in a Kindness package which includes a Kindness scrapbook kit, a Daisy Bookmark Craft Kit, and a set of four Kindness postcards, encourage the students to promote kindness to the people around them by issuing a positive 'Kindness Challenge'.

- Secondary, Junior College and Centralised Institute students:

1. Students can use a set of eight postcards to write thoughtful messages to others. One of the postcards encourages students to thank a member of the Pioneer Generation.

2. A mobile game application, "A-OK (Agents of Kindness)", which uses everyday scenarios, help students learn about kindness in an interactive manner. This can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. For more information, please visit www.kindness.sg.

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