My name is John Magee, and I want to take a minute of your time to share my passion with you, I believe when you make kindness an integral part of what you THINK, say and do. It will give you a life filled with inner peace, love, joy, and happiness.
Since 2009 when my journey first began in education, I have learnt a vast amount while speaking in schools throughout the UK. Throughout this journey, one message has stood out loud and clear – “pupils and teachers coming together as a school can and will make things happen”.
Nobody knows their school better than the pupils and teachers that reside in it. Whether you live in Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester or London, kindness is a universal language we all speak and understand.
I believe that a lot of pupils are becoming desensitised to empathy and compassion due to excessive online gaming. Many of our pupils are also spending too much time on social media and significantly less time socially interacting with each other in person.
This is having a massive detrimental impact on pupils mental health and as a consequence also their education and social interactions with pupils and staff.
For me, it’s about re-energising pupils to examine the choices they make when interacting with others, helping them to strengthen their self-esteem and build positive, long-lasting relationships.
I believe that getting back to basics and using our good old British values to consciously interact with each other with Kindness can and will help pupils flourish and make progress.
My mission is to inspire pupils and teaching staff to understand how much Kindness Matters.
Little things like opening doors, smiling and paying compliments may only seem like small acts of kindness, but there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every action creates a ripple with no logical end.
What we perceive as small acts can make a massive difference in people’s lives, and when you do an act of kindness it not only makes you feel good, but it makes other people feel good too. It’s a win, win situation.
I want to end by saying how honoured and privileged I feel to be of service to you, your pupils and school as you and I collectively come together in the name of kindness to make our schools a kinder place to achieve our education.