Go bananas with a message of kindness
Think about how Meghan Markle demonstrated a small act of kindness that could make a difference to someone’s day.
- 11 - 16
- Lesson plan
- PSHE, Tutor time
- Newsthink, Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
In February we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, but kindness does not need to be limited to a single day and can be shown in any manner of ways. Examples of kindness can be small but make a huge difference to someone’s day.
A more unusual act of kindness was recently shown by the Duchess of Sussex, when she was visiting a charity in Bristol. As she helped prepare bags of food that would be given to those in need, she wrote positive messages on the bananas that would go into the food parcels.
This quick activity encourages learners to consider the power of these messages and gives them the opportunity to write their own.
- develop empathy by thinking about others
- consider the power of kindness
- think about ways that they can be kind to others.
1. Photo activity: Go bananas with a message of kindness
Learners discuss how the Duchess of Sussex wrote kind messages on bananas in food parcels. What do the learners think the effect of this could be?
2. Extension activity: Message of kindness
Learners create their own messages of kindness and discuss the power of kind actions.
This resource was written by Rob Bowden and Rosie Wilson of Lifeworlds Learning and published in February 2019.
Image © Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images.