Amazing students launch Britain’s first Kindness Post Box

By Amy, 12 

Students at Priory Community School Academy In Weston-super-Mare Somerset have invented a postbox with a unique difference.

The brilliant post box located inside Students Services is Britain’s first Kindness Postbox.

It he brightly coloured postbox will be used by staff to reward students’ kindness, along with integrity, respect, confidence and aspiration.


Any student who collects all five postcards is sent a celebratory letter from the Principal Angelos Markoutsas.  

Students have thought up the idea, decorated the postbox and even designed the postcards.

Amy, 12,  said: “I think Character Education is important for children to help children know what the right thing to do before they leave school and will teach them how to behave in a pleasant way.”

The first recipients of a letter are Amy, Year 7, Lilly-May, Year 8, Libby, Year 9, Kornelia, Year 10 and Isabel in Year 11. 

English teacher Sarah O’ Gorman, Head of Character Education, said: “Good character education can provide ground rules for life for adults and young people, and it stresses the importance of helping children learn and practice behaviors that reflect universal ethical values.

“Character education helps young people become conscious of the right thing to do.”

Mr Markoutsas said: “The Postbox is a brilliant idea. We celebrate all of these excellent character traits every single day.”

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