inspiration

A group of primary education aged children standing in a circle and holding up a rainbow coloured parachute

What if…. kindness is made a priority in primary education?

This month we hear from Anna Clark, Head of a junior school, about what happens when primary schools prioritise kindness. She shares how it benefits the children and the whole community. In 2020, the world as we know it changed. Up to this point, the key focus in primary education had very much been ensuring […]

Akua and 2 of her fellow volunteers at the Netball World Cup

What if…we all take joy from being a volunteer

Following on from Volunteers Week 2021, it seemed only right to ask experienced volunteer, Akua Opong, to write this month’s guest blog. She shares with us the joy that she gets from her volunteering activities and the ways in which they benefit the organisations, herself and her employer. Read on and be inspired…. The Covid-19 […]

A person stands with arms outstretched in front of a moody night sky and a lit up heart shape of self-compassion

What if….you were your own inner ally?

Being kind has many elements to it. Showing kindness to others is an important aspect, as is treating yourself well. For this month’s ‘What If’ blog, I’m delighted to bring you this piece from Lucy Whitehall, a positive psychologist and coach who shares with us her personal story of self-compassion. Imagine if you will, that […]

Group of volunteers preparing vegetables in a large kitchen

What if we believe ordinary people have the power to do extraordinary things

During 2021 I’m sharing stories of kindness. Speaking up about the things that people do to help others and make their day better. Each month I’m going to publish a ‘What If…’ blog to inspire us all to think about how we already make the world a kinder place and ideas for things we could […]