How wonderful that the children were able- and so keen- to help two charities as part of this enquiry. Caring in Bristol and St. Peter’s Hospice were very grateful for their kind and heartfelt donations and messages. The children really have been learning to think beyond themselves and to see how others can struggle with their lives. The fact that they are so keen to empathise and help is real a credit to them.
As artist-animators, the children have enjoyed creating their own movable characters and practising using stop/start animation to create a short film, showing an at of kindness.
As philosophers, it was interesting- and very thought-provoking- to listen to Laura tell us about her voluntary work for St. Peter’s Hospice and to hear about how this wonderful charity helps people with life-limiting illnesses. We discovered just how many people are involved in caring for patients and the roles they do- from doctors, nurses, gardeners, chefs, hair-dressers and fundraisers. It was rewarding to know that our donations would help pay for people to do these jobs and give help to those who need it.
Today, we began our enquiry by being philosophers. We thought about what we already know about helping people and what it means to be kind. We hope to be able to add a lot more to these by the end of our enquiry.