Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Finding Kind: After the Movie

On September 30, Canterbury middle school girls and their parents were invited to view the film, Finding Kind at Greensboro Day School. It is a documentary following two college-age girls who set out across the country to talk with middle and high school girls about the pitfalls of girl bullying and offer them strategies to Be Kind to one another.

The stars and producers of the film, Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, came to Canterbury on October 1 to meet with our middle school girls and discuss the topics that came up in the film. It was a wonderful opportunity for our girls to hear about the ways we can all be kind to one another.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the well being of every one of our students, our Middle School Counselor, Emily McCollum, has taken some of the ideas that came out of that assembly and put them into practice. The most visible part of this approach is the Kind Wall in Armfield Cottage. Three sections of the hallway wall has been painted in chalkboard paint, so that students and teachers can write kind things to each other. Once a month, Mrs. McCollum will wipe the board clean and we can start all over again.

Canterbury's Kind Wall

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