Kindness Week Lands at CHSG
As part of the National Anti-Bullying Week, 11 – 15th November, students and teachers at CHSG have been promoting kindness through a wide range of activities.
The school is part of the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme, a legacy of the late Princess Diana, whose aims are to continue her belief that young people can change the world and young people from any background and any walk of life can be inspirational role models.
Ten students attended Anti-Bullying Ambassador training in October as part of the Diana Award. The training involved being able to promote kindness and support students. The school has plans to train more students to spread the message of kindness.
"Carshalton High School for Girls is fully committed to promoting and celebrating a culture of kindness. We know that students and staff feel better about themselves when they do good deeds for others. Our School is an integral part of the community and we hope that the work we do, not just this week but also in the future, will benefit everyone. Throughout the week our students have once again excelled; demonstrating their commitment to an environment free from harm by writing kindness notes to each other, raising money for Children In Need, holding assemblies on kindness as well as the introduction of our Anti-Bullying ambassadors."
Mr M Devenney, Headteacher
One of the key events was to establish a ‘Kindness Charter’ which all students and staff signed and is now on display in our main corridor. The Kindness Charter details our pledge to be actively kind and the actions we expect our students and staff to promote.
"The Kindness Charter is a commitment by all members of our school community to ensure we work and learn in an environment where we can all be respected. I am very proud of the work of the students and staff and their dedication to ensuring we have a culture of kindness at CHSG."
Mr Conduit-Smith, Deputy Head Teacher
To end the week, two kindness’ trees were planted to act as a visible symbol for students and staff and to remind them that kindness grows just like trees.
"To me, planting the kindness tree shows how kindness blooms and grows within the school".
Bella, Year 8 Anti-Bullying Ambassador