Clwb Garedig: Kindness Club
Our club is on Monday lunchtimes from 12:20pm - 12:50pm and was set up to continue the work of the #BeMoreBeKind initiative. We are currently working to create kindness messages to share in our community.
Anyone is welcome - the more the merrier!
We designed and decorated tiles with Christmas images. On the last day of term, we delivered them around the home and businesses of Newton.
We designed and decorated tiles.
These were placed on the front door steps of homes in our community.
We are hoping to share kindness in Newton and beyond.
We even made it onto the Wave local news!
School children spread Christmas Kindness message
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 12:00am
From random gift-giving to food bank donations, local school children are taking festive kindness into their communities.
Dog-walkers, local residents and shoppers in one Swansea community were surprised yesterday by local primary school pupils handing out gifts and singing Christmas carols to homes and passers-by.
The guerrilla-style festive kindness was part of Year 5 pupils at Newton Primary School campaign to Be More Kind.
They visited local shops and homes and sang to passers-by instead of sitting in the classroom on their final day of term.
Sam Button from Kindness Matters Swansea said young people were taking the lead when it comes to spreading kindness:
"A lot of schools are looking at kindness as well. I think that's a two way thing in so far as we can all teach our children something about kindness but actually I think children are the best people to learn about kindness from because children are pretty naturally kind"
Elsewhere pupils at Dylan Thomas School have jumped in to help families who are struggling a little to make ends meet this Christmas.
Instead of collecting money to take part in Christmas Jumper Day the kind hearted youngsters donated items of food.
These will now be packaged up to make hampers for some families who use the Mountain View Children’s Centre in Mayhill.
Finley, Swansea Council’s Family Information Service Bear, popped into the school to thank the pupils and to collect the hundreds of items that were donated.
The school’s headteacher Paul Davies said: “Our pupils have their own charity committee and they put a lot of work into fundraising for many good causes throughout the year.
“They wanted to do something this Christmas to help people in our community and I’m very proud of the idea they came up with and what they have achieved.”
Cllr Elliott King, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Children Services (Early Years), said: “The pupils at Dylan Thomas School will have helped to make a real difference for some families and make Christmas that little more special
“Some of those who use the services at the Mountain View Children’s Centre in Mayhill are on very low incomes and this will provide them with some extra support at a time when there is extra pressure on already tight budgets.”