“We often wait for kindness… but being kind to yourself can start now.” Amy wins vital life values competition

By Lexie and Ellis, age 11  

Students at Priory Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset have been designing posters to represent important values such as, kindness, integrity, respect, confidence and aspiration.

Year 7 students have created a remarkable number of kindness posters to show what it means to them.  

Winner of the competition, Amy, used quotes and images to present her ideas on kindness.  

Her favourite quote, by author Charlie Mackesy, is “we often wait for kindness…but being kind to yourself can start now.”

Character education is being championed by the school to help place a bigger emphasis on building wholesome individuals that are ready for the world rather than just focusing on academic achievement. 

The competition has been opened out to all year groups so that students become familiar with the important values that can help build their characters.  

Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “Kindness and all these other character attributes are really important. Amy has done a brilliant piece of work.”

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