A School Has Replaced Homework With Acts Of Kindness All Through December

In life we should always have a positive attitude, but never ignore our reality: there are certain things that need to be corrected in society.

Everyone loves this time of the year, it reminds us that we need to stay filled with love to share, be joyful, kind and grateful. Each year, people look for a new way to help somebody, or to make somebody happy.

It is very simple, think big, start small. All of us have the power to spread that holiday spirit, and taking one step at a time, we might make a change. During this season of giving, Irish students from the school, Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Uí Choileáin, will spread the Christmas spirit in a very unique way.

Throughout the entire month, instead of doing homework, the students’ job is to carry out simple acts of kindness to their relatives, and to the community. Their good deeds are going to be written in a ‘Kindness Diary’ or ‘Dialann Cineáltais’ every day, and will be signed by their own parents.

This is happening for the last three years, each year, the theme is different. And last year, students were practicing gratitude, and documented in ‘Gratitude Diaries’ or ‘Dialann Buíochais’.

In a Facebook post, the school shared some random acts of kindness that the kids can choose from, and a schedule for them to use, to carry them out.

Clonakilty Gaelscoil pupils undertaking kindness acts in lieu of December homework!!For the third year running, pupils…

Posted by Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin on Monday, December 2, 2019

On Mondays, understudies can visit, telephone, or send a Christmas card to a forlorn family member or an old individual. On Tuesdays, they can assist with the family unit errands. On Wednesdays, they should figure out how to light up somebody’s day, while the following day is held for self-care, they can accomplish something they love and makes them like themselves. 

During the Friday meeting, the school intends to help their confidence by perusing the thoughtful perceptions about their friends they have dropped in a ‘Kindness Bucket’ or ‘Buicéad Cineáltais’ previously.

Parents grasped this activity and supported the school in conducting the task. 

According to the Vice-Principal Íde Ní Mhuirí: 

We are urging our students to think about the genuine soul of Christmas, the soul of graciousness and giving. With such an accentuation on the materialistic and business part of Christmas, we regularly will in general disregard what it’s actually about, Goodwill! 

Lamentably, not every person is in a situation to have the option to appreciate Christmas, some are desolate, some are pitiful, some may long for what they don’t have and some may essentially not appreciate the celebrations. In any case, there is no one in this world who wouldn’t profit by a demonstration of generosity, and the delight of consideration is that it costs nothing. 

Our message to the kids is exceptionally straightforward: they can be the explanation someone grins today and they can help improve this world a spot for other people and for themselves.

However, the efforts are not stopping here, because the school also has a collective project as a class, ‘Class Kindness Act’ or ‘Gníomh Cineáltais Ranga’ when students must think of a beneficial idea for the community.

Also, the school has some similar initiatives throughout the school year. Every June, instead of doing homework, students must spend some quality time with their families, take regular walks, play games, and hang out together, and all of these activities are recorded and written in a special book.

Can this school get any better?


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