Tyler – Kindness extends across all cultures near and far. This is a theme brought to life for students at Rice and Orr elementary schools through Kindness Adventure assemblies; the latest creation of The NED Show that teaches students to “Never Give Up, Encourage Others and Do Your Best.”
Kindness Adventure assemblies use the NED character, storytelling, music, interactive videos, magical illusions and audience participation to take students on a journey to meet new friends at the Bidii Primary school in Nairobi, Kenya. Students observe their differences and learn how kind hearts and open minds help to understand differences and break down barriers.
Students also learn how to give back, or pay it forward, by having the option to purchase handmade jewelry created by Kenyan artisans. Each item purchased pays it forward in three ways: by reminding students to be kind every day, helping send the Kindness Adventure to other schools and providing income for the artisans in Kenya who create the jewelry.
Rice Elementary is a NED showcase school, incorporating the NED philosophy in all aspects of the school day and is even featured in two videos on thenedshow.com website. Principal Shelly Bosley says NED is simply part of the culture at Rice Elementary.
“Never giving up, encouraging others and doing your best are all concepts students can easily understand and put into action on a daily basis,” Ms. Bosley said. “They love the NED character and we love seeing the positive effect the program has on our students every day.”
The NED Show will be a Jones Elementary School in December.