“At the convention, we heard from some amazing guest speakers including Jack, who inspired us all with his story of how he created ‘Fiver for a Farmer’,” said Year 5 Teacher Jessica Price.
“A little idea about getting his class to dress up as farmers and bring $5 to donate to drought stricken farmers. He was amazing! He told us about how kids can really influence adults and use this to our advantage to spread kindness. Jack has now raised over $1.8m.
“Following this, we were spilt into groups where we looked at an issue. Together with kids from all over schools in Sydney, we discussed the problem and then possible solutions.
“Some of the problems our groups discussed included; foster families, saving the reef, protecting our bees and cyber bullying. We had a wonderful time working in groups with other kids and creating our display.
“Just before our barbeque lunch, Danny from the Fly High Billie Foundation told us her incredible story. Her daughter Billie loved spreading kindness and inspired us all to make these small acts of kindness that make a big difference.
“We are really looking forward to B Kinder day at IGS next Wednesday.”
Students enjoyed walking through the gallery of our creations and vote for their favourite idea to help solve an issue with acts of kindness.
“To cap off the day, our Kindness Convention goodie bags were handed out to us and we said goodbye to our new friends. We can’t wait to hear about how the Year 5s enjoy the Convention again next year.”