Our Students Accept the “Challenge”….The Great Kindness Challenge!
How many acts of kindness can you perform in a school week? This question is at the core of The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC), a national program CVUSD schools are participating in with the goal of furthering the culture of kindness found on their campuses.
The Great Kindness Challenge, a positive, proactive anti-bullying initiative, runs from January 22nd through January 26th and encourages students to promote kindness.
Schools like Walnut Elementary in Newbury Park have a full week of activities planned for students to participate in such as a “Kindness Checklist,” an “Appreciation Station” available during recess/lunch where students can create thank you notes to family members, teachers, campus supervisors, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and more! The week of activities at Walnut ends with “Friendship Friday” where students are encouraged to make a new friend.
Last year, according to a press release from the California Department of Education, the GKC impacted over 10 million students in over 15,000 schools by performing over 500 million acts of kindness.
We are so proud of all of our schools and students who show kindness 365 days a year!