Kindness is a fundamental part of what makes life worth living. It is something most of us have experienced and it gives us hope for humanity: the person who risks their own life to save that of another; neighbours who get the weekly shopping for their elderly friends; the volunteers who give up their spare time to help the less able in society. Yet in our schools kindness has somehow become synonymous with weakness – it’s not cool to be nice.

Now a Kent-based organisation called People United is working in primary schools to show that a simple and imaginative focus on kindness can have hugely ...


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