In May & June this year, we worked in collaboration with Bath Mind and invited year 6 pupils at Newbridge primary school to take part in a series of Creative Kindness challenges. The 6-week project helped the children explore kindness, self-kindness and compassion – whilst also giving them a positive distraction from lockdown.
Each week the children were sent a creative kindness kit in the post and given a challenge to help them think creatively about a different aspect of kindness. We looked at understanding self-compassion and why it’s important, transforming worries, courageous acts of kindness, the power of words and how kindness and connection can change the world.
The children shared such rich wisdom and understanding, and collectively came together to create a ‘Manifesto of Compassion’ which you can see below.
The words the children shared during this project have contributed to our ever growing Manifesto of Compassion created from conversations in projects over the last 2 years. The Manifesto of Compassion will be shared in shop windows around the streets of Bath for Mental Health Awareness Day 2020, in the next stage of our project with Bath Mind.