|KINDNESS ABOUND IN EAST END|
MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 – Students at three English Montreal School Board (EMSB) elementary schools: Edward Murphy in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, East Hill in R.D.P. and Gerald McShane in Montreal North have spent the past several months of the year immersed in kindness projects.
With the projects varying per grade, Spiritual and Community Animator Rocco Speranza has been working with students in order to further their understanding of others in a compassionate, respectful manner while encouraging them to give back to their community via being the positive change.
Students are exploring the themes of Keep Kind in Mind, Stand Up and Be Kind, Stand Up - Be Yourself and Think Pink.
Under the leadership of Mr. Speranza, teachers, administration and daycare staff will build upon these lessons to ensure that students are aware that even the simplest act of kindness, such as a hello or a smile can make a positive long term difference in someone's life.
These lessons will culminate in a larger project that will spread kindness and messages of hope and love to patients at the Montreal Children's Hospital in late February.
Michael J. Cohen