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Random acts of Kindness/Science of Happiness

Overall rating 4 out of 54.4 (33 ratings)

Last updated 16 June 2014, created 24 September 2009, viewed 55,001

ppt for an assembly based on book by Danny Wallace - includes acts of kindness that are easy to carry out! Science of Happiness based on a documentary called 'Making Slough Happy' think it was the BBC

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    random acts of kindness.ppt (802kb, Powerpoint document)
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    The Karma Army.doc (27kb, Word document)
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    The science of happiness.ppt (448kb, Powerpoint document)
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from wenchen, 16 June 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

A great pick and mix for my own assembly - lots to use here! Thank you.

from m.riley.oak, 30 March 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks! Very useful

from rizali70, 24 February 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thank you for you excellent resource. Nice simple language and inspiring.

from annebm, 01 July 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant...i used the snail and the whale story to get the same message across.

from jmkh13, 23 June 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great ideas and reources. Thank you.

from Khalouf2, 18 June 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Good resources and a story that means something.

from Claire 78, 03 June 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great for my assembly this week, no idea what to do and I love Danny Wallace! Thank you.

from katcus, 11 May 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great resources! Perfect for my assembly. Thanks so much!

from dodge161, 12 March 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Very helpful as a basis for our sixth form assembly about random acts of kindness. Not only was it Random Acts of Kindness week before half term (when it was our assembly) but as someone else has said, great link for Lent. Thanks.

from rufio4181, 24 February 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Great idea for Lent assembly - taking 'kindness' up Thanks

from lelwell, 30 January 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Lovely - espeically for life skills!

from Flora RH Richards, 29 January 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks for sharing - just what I need for an assembly this week.

from ingridu, 05 December 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Excellent! Provided a useful starting point. Thank you.

from head67, 25 November 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Adapted the power point as the basis for an assembly at both KS2 and KS1 and had a lot of positive feedback. It was really helpful and thought provoking. Thank you!

from carolesd, 04 November 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

FANTASTIC resource. Thank you so much!

from Jennystafford, 25 October 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Simple, yet effective - made a good KS3 assembly. Thank you!

from rtroup, 14 October 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Added in some You Tube song and had a great assembly! Thanks for the great resource!

from orlagh2, 23 September 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Fabulous - has saved me hours! Thank you.

from heb11, 25 June 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This was brilliant. Gave me a great assembly idea related to appreciation - we have to do assemblies related to a whole school value...I was struggling. Thank you so much!

from Esso, 17 June 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you, great PowerPoint!

from CB459, 20 May 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Great assembly used it for the whole school (secondary). Added a slide about Jeremy Myers who organised an impromptu clean up after the Manchester riots. Jenny

from jennyclaud, 22 April 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Two lovely ppts for an assembly, very useful.

from myrtle, 05 December 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

I used some of this for my first KS2 assembly - also tied it in with the 'Pay it Forward' idea. Thanks!

from Reallyleavingsoon, 16 October 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great idea. Thank you for sharing! :)

from smileyjo, 28 September 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Really good idea. I added to it by showing video of my tutor group doing random acts of kindness. I then showed the trailer for the film 'Pay it Forward' which is all about how we can all make the world a better place by doing doing something for someone else. I then asked the year group to go out and do a random act of kindness but to kick it all off I gave everyone a sweet and told them they had to give it someone else to cheer them up, say thank you or another random reason. It worked really well and pupils talked about it all day. Some staff were really impressed with it too, when they received a sweet from a pupil.

from lrabbetts, 05 April 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

excellent - thanks for sharing

from ruthdonald, 02 November 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

brilliant assembly idea. love it! I'm going to adapt this for my assembly, great to get the kids thinking about other people for a change. thanks for sharing your ideas

from barca fc, 19 January 2010
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Thanks.... Thankyou for the idea. I was really struggling for an idea for my Year 4 class assembly. Would never have thought of using Danny even though I'm a big fan.I've just used your idea, and made up my own script. Hope it goes well!

from jeanettedav, 14 January 2010
(report comment) 4 out of 5

I joined Danny. I am one of Danny's Karma Army.
Good Friday is every Friday!

from ripontiger, 28 September 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Great ideas. Thanks for the upload. Great idea and will definitely use it.

from bedingfield, 26 September 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

update to assemby ppt. Sorry new to the uploading game - the Science of Happiness assembly is based on the 'Making Slough Happy' documentary from a few years ago - we created a 'happiness manifesto' and I handed out sunflower seeds to all the form tutors for a sunflower competition.

from seasidelou, 24 September 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5
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