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My Kind of People

  • My Kind of People

Children’s laureate Malorie Blackman and pop duo Bars and Melody support National Kindness Day

The idea of being good, nice and kind, shouldn’t really need emphasising, but it does. The last report from The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign found that 57 per cent of young people say they have experienced bullying, and 80 per cent of teachers and staff members say there is a bullying problem in their school.

This is partly why Penguin Random House (PRH) has partnered with The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign to launch a nationwide Kindness Day on Friday 12 June this year, inspired by RJ Palacio’s bestselling novel Wonder.

PRH authors and The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors including Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, BBC Presenter Helen Skelton, Kelly Hoppen MBE and singers Bars and Melody have already shown their support for Kindness Day.

The aim is to inspire adults and children across the UK to celebrate kindness. Schools can download resource packs containing ideas on how to inspire pupils to promote kindness. You can also use the hashtag #KindnessDay to help create a kindness trail by giving a shout-out to the kindest person you know, who will then make her own nomination.

Find out more about Kindness Day at antibullyingpro.com.

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Pie Corbett