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Waingels Challenges- Week 6

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

Kindness Calendar

Power of Kindness Calendar

My Kind Acts

Supporting Activities for 7-11 Year Olds

Supporting Activities for 11-18 Year Olds

Enterprise Challenge

This week is my birthday and although I don’t usually go mad about it, Cardsparticularly 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!

Captain TomColonel 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: 

  1. Do something nice for someone.  It might be someone in your family, a neighbour or a friend.
  2. Write what you did on a piece of paper / card / whiteboard…
  3. Get someone to take a photo and send it to

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.

Literacy Challenge

Word of the Week: Benevolence

  • This word was a mixture of Old French and Latin, “bene” meaning “good” and “volo” meaning “I wish”. If you had three wishes for good, what would they be?
  • Benevolence is normally associated with power – dieties/gods, kings, emperors, judges… Why do you think this is?
    • Make a list of benevolent acts you could do this week.
Numeracy Challenge

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.

STEM Challenge

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:

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:

Drama Enrichment

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.

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