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As part of Waingels Keeping in Touch we are excited to launch Waingels Challenges. These will be a variety of different challenges for our community to take part in throughout these difficult weeks. We encourage you to engage with them as a family and try and include other people in the local community that you might not be able to visit at the moment – for example Grandparents, people that are in isolation or people that are shielding. Please share what you have done via the email address KeepInTouch@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk. We are also welcome to any suggestions!!! We are really looking forward to seeing what you achieve!
Week 6: Monday 18th May 2020
Our word this week is: KINDNESS
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 and the theme is ‘kindness’. The week is organised by the Mental Health Foundation who have lots of advice about looking after yourself during the Coronavirus outbreak here.
This week is my birthday and although I don’t usually go mad about it, particularly given my daughter’s birthday is the next day, this year it seems particularly strange.
However, my friends, family and even neighbours have been really kind and thoughtful. There’s even been a rendition of Happy Birthday during our weekly ‘meet up’ to see each other and listen to songs on the driveway.
Kindness is contagious and best of all when we do something nice for someone else it makes us feel good. It’s a win-win!
Colonel Tom Walker’s small act of kindness to try to raise £1,000 turned into something no one could ever have imagined. He ended up raising £32,795,065! It just goes to show – kindness really is infectious.
So… Your Kindness Challenge:
Got some time to reflect?...
How did it make you feel when you were deliberately kind to someone else? What reaction did they have? What happened afterwards? Were they in a better mood? Did they pass it on like in the video link below?
Share your thoughts / experiences with us, so we can help the kindness infection spread in the weekly Keeping in Touch newsletter.
Word of the Week: Benevolence
What is the correct way to cut a cake?
As we have all now turned into bakers and are kind, we want to find the best way to share the cake while keeping it fresh. If you cut a standard slice of cake (basically a triangle, with one curved side), then the sides next to the removed slice are exposed to the air and will dry out.
So, how do you cut the cake in a radically different way using exactly 3 cuts, to get 2 pieces (one for you and one to share), so that you minimise the amount of cut cake exposed to the drying effects of the air?
Think about possible solutions and give them a go. Here is BBC2’s QI with the answer.
Have you ever thought about all the work that goes in to producing programmes such as Wallace and Gromit? Did you know that this programme was created using “stop motion”. Have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNCj-866_Q
For this weeks challenge why not have a go at making your own stop motion film clip? Maybe you could send a message of kindness to someone else? Say thank you to a friend, neighbour, family member or even to the NHS. To do this you will need to download some sort of app, I recommend “Stop Motion Studio”. If you want to know more look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVjMFU11hVA.
Every week there are productions being streamed for all ages across the Internet for free!
Follow @PerfArtWaingels on twitter to keep up to date with the latest performances and plays.