Last week, students “planted” kindness rocks in a newly established kindness garden on the Beasley Playground. The entire Lower School participated in the event, which began in the cafeteria. Students were instructed to enter peacefully and quietly and encouraged to think about ways in which they could show kindness throughout the day.
After a short presentation from the Head of Lower School, Janet McMillion, students began mindfulness activities. Students did breathing exercises and shared a “kindness squeeze” in which students held hands and gave a squeeze down a line of students until it reached the other end. Once finished, the students reflectively moved outside to place the rocks.
The kindness rocks were painted last spring, and the “planting” took place along the west facing wall of the Lower School. Each grade level had a different rock to represent their class. The rocks are meant to provide a daily reminder of how students can share kindness with their classmates.
Watch a special edition of the Beasley Broadcast below about the kindness rocks: