Thirty-two days and over 100,000 good deeds later, students, teachers and their friends are patting themselves on their backs for a job well done.
That’s because these Canadians were encouraged to perform deliberate acts of kindness via the anti-bullying campaign “Say My Name Canada” (SMNC). The campaign — which wraps up this week — comes straight out of southern Ontario’s York region and the area is all the better for it.
So, what exactly did these sweet acts looks like? Here are some examples:
One night, a handful of student and teacher ninjas at Sutton District High School posted a whopping 650 positive sticky notes on every locker and office door at their school. The next day, people we greeted with messages saying, “You are beautiful,” “You are never alone,” and “You’re the best.” Since then, other schools caught the happy post-it bug as well. Aw!
A group of grade 8 students from Park Avenue Public School visited primary classrooms to work with kids and encourage acts of kindness. According to SMNC, each decorated a piece of paper with their names, acts of kindness and drawings. Then the papers were linked together in a chain to represent how one act of kindness leads to many others.
Joshua Sprigg, a Grade 6 student at Mount Albert Public School and his brothers Jacob and Luke know something about bullying given that they’re all redheads. Joshua did his Public Service Announcement assignment for his teacher on Anti-Bullying. How fitting?
Here’s hoping the beautiful acts of kindness don’t end here and continue for months and years to come.
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