Inaugural Kindness Day for schools launched by Education Minister

The inaugural Kindness Day SG for schools was launched Friday morning by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat. Mr Heng, who was at North View Primary School, dropped a note in the "Kindness Inbox".

In his note, he said: "We should start this movement when our students are young and our schools will fully support this kindness movement." All primary and secondary schools have been supplied with a box where parents, students and staff members can contribute ideas of how to make the school a more kind community. The Singapore Kindness Movement also said that they will co-fund up to $3,000 if schools need financial help in carrying out the proposals.

Students will also be given different items, depending on their level, to spread the message of kindness over the June holidays. Primary 1 and 2 pupils for example, will get a magnet board with a list of kind acts such as to "help to clean the house" and to "say please".

Kindness Day SG celebrations will also be held along the Singapore River on Friday night.