Friday May 8, 2015
‘We need to open young people’s eyes to other people’s struggles and show them that their emotional intelligence – and empathy is a mark of that – is as important as anything else they develop at school’.
So starts the chapter in a new book out this month which features Diversity Role Models. How to Create Kind Schools is written by Jenny Hulme and published by Jessica Kingsley, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the national anti-bullying charity Kidscape.
The book features 12 innovative projects - including our own - which promote inclusion, tolerance and kindness in schools. It shows how, when given the right setting, skills and support, young people can be the greatest ambassadors for kindness. Not only do they enrich the lives of those around them, but they enrich their own as well. Our ambassador Charlie Condou, and one of our wonderful role models, David Charles Manners, both feature in the book.
From a dance workshop to a gardening club, an autism ambassador to an achievement coach, a travelling gypsy theatre group to an NSPCC schools service, Prince's Trust programmes to our own LGBT role model workshops, each inspirational project brings together school staff, charities and celebrity supporters. What all the projects also share is a commitment to tackle bullying; and by helping children who feel isolated and excluded from their peer group fit back in, they all achieve astounding results.
If you would like to find out more about the book, then please visit the publisher’s website at
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