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Encouraging a Culture of Kindness

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Bridgehampton School guidance counselor Mr. Ryan Barker visited every elementary class in September to talk to the students about kindness and to start a “chain reaction” to build upon the pledge all students took in honor of Rachel’s Challenge. Each class brainstormed ways to be kind to others and wrote down acts of kindness on strips of paper that were linked together to form a chain. They also talked about how kindness can go outside of each classroom and linked all the chains of each class together to form a huge chain in the elementary hallway. The students will continue to add chains when they see acts of kindness to eventually fill the entire hallway and serve as a reminder that kindness can start a chain reaction when they are walking the halls!