Perse pupils perform Random Acts of Kindness
17 Feb 2020
Perse pupils were encouraged to show their considerate side during Random Acts of Kindness Week.
The Student Council arranged a variety of activities designed to help pupils show kindness within the school, the local community and internationally, as well as being kind to themselves.
Food and clothing were generously donated by students, parents and staff throughout the week to support Cambridge Food Bank and Romsey Mill, a local charity helping children, young people and families, respectively.
Members of the Prep’s Pupil Organised Democracy group also got involved when they visited the Upper. They decorated biscuits, which they gave to Upper pupils, as well as making kindness jars and paper chains.
A relaxing yoga session in the Sports Studio gave students the chance to be kind to themselves through looking after their physical and mental wellbeing, while pupils also enjoyed hunting for hidden tokens around the school site in exchange for prizes.
After the Acappelicans had provided a lively start to proceedings by giving an alfresco vocal performance welcoming pupils into school on Monday morning, RAK Week was rounded off in fitting style on Valentine’s Day. The ‘RAK Angels’ put on their wings to deliver candy hearts to help raise funds for Christel House, while the library hosted a ‘wall of hearts’ where pupils could write messages of gratitude to anyone or for anything.
Riley Traub, Head of the Student Council, was pleased with the response to RAK Week.
She said: “It was a fun way to raise money at the same time as also encouraging people to think about mental health and to care about each other, which links in with The Perse values. People tend to find a lot of joy in taking part in it and we tried to make it as engaging as possible so there were lots of things everyone could get involved in.”