In December, Community Advocate Ana went to Fairhaven Elementary School to do a presentation on bullying prevention for about twenty parents and educators. The workshop discussed how to recognize the signs of bullying, how to initiate conversations around bullying with the kids in your lives, and where to find help if you discover bullying is affecting someone you know.
The adults in attendance were so inspired to maintain a safe school environment for their kids that they decided to launch a weeklong, school-wide celebration of kindness. This month during the week of Valentine’s Day, students and teachers alike celebrated kindness and made a commitment to keeping their school a safe and compassionate environment.
Kids wore purple in support of kindness, discussed why it is important to be kind to others, and participated in crafts that helped process the lessons they were learning—including Kindness Rocks, small painted stones that remind you just how much kindness rocks!
Children spend so much of their time at school that it’s critical that it exists as a safe, supportive, and compassionate environment for each and every student. By challenging the entire school to choose kindness, Fairhaven Elementary made an important stand against bullying, demonstrating their commitment to the safety of the children who spend their days in their care.