The Friends Against Bullying (FAB) club organised a kindness week for our school at the end of November. The FAB club came up with the ideas of Kindness Secret Santa and pyjama day. Secret Santa was where we all picked a random name from our tutor class registration and we had to be nice to them for the whole week. However, students were reminded that there was no limit to the number of people they could be kind to!
FAB began when Ms Fox, one of the school counsellors, set it up with the school librarian, Ms Ford. Since its inception, FAB has been a nice, warm, safe environment for people to go to if they need support, if they are being bullied or if they would like to help to eliminate bullying in CPCC. FAB members are in charge of watching over students who might be having a tough time. Kindness Week was a nice way to remind ALL members of the school community to be nice to everyone. We are very proud to have students from First to Sixth Year in the school and we recently welcomed a new member: our school Chaplain, Ms Kinsella.
As a proud FAB member, I can tell you what we did in preparation for Kindness Week. We first discussed what we could do at the beginning of the week and one member came up with the Kindness Secret Santa. This is basically Secret Santa but with kindness instead of presents. Then everyone agreed we should have a pyjama day on Friday. We all made posters as well and stuck a main poster up in the hall to remind people. I got the job to go around and tell people what was happening that week. FAB asked students and staff in the school to give us a sentence about why they like CPCC. We made colourful posters displaying their answers and we have hung these around the school, hoping to brighten someone’s day and remind them to think positively. It is important to host Kindness Week because it allows people to reflect on their actions and reminds us all to treat others as we would like to be treated.
Emma Nangle – TY Press