The Great Kindness Challenge
The Paraclete Girls soccer teams participated in The Great Kindness Challenge last week, January 26-30th, as a service project to complement their season.
Did you get a nice note in your backpack, notice a “kindness matters” sign, make a new friend or were entertained with a “happy dance”? If so you benefited from one of the 50 suggested kindness challenges given to the girls as they performed as many kind deeds as they could in one week.
The Great Kindness Challenge has the power to increase empathy, tolerance, and compassion for all students. When students perform kind act after kind act after kind act, kindness becomes a habit. When kindness becomes a habit, peace becomes possible.
Between the two squads, the Junior Varsity girls took the overall prize for the most challenges completed, but the Varsity Girls took the creativity prize for bringing lollipops to the opponents at an away game and putting a note explaining their random act of kindness!
Wrapping up the week of kindness were team dinners for both squads where they talked about the fun they had, shared pictures and discussed how the week went. Finally all participants colored a handprint and those handprints will be submitted to the Kids for Peace headquarters to ultimately help win a Guinness World Record for the “Most Kind-Hearted Handprints”.