Student Council training with the Irish Second Level Students Union on 13 October 2015.
Student Council wishing everyone a happy midterm with some tasty treats.
This week in Plunket College, the Student Council decided to have a week of Random Acts of Kindness. At this time of year, in every school around the country, emotions are running high, whether it be stress before mock exams for the Junior students, assignment deadlines for the adult classes or teachers trying to juggle all these pressures. So, in the spirit of making people smile, we thought, why not be kind? So we organised different things for each date to make the students and teachers smile. The only stipulation was, if you received a random act of kindness, that you pay it forward to three people.
On Monday, we passed out small cakes with inspirational quotes to students. Wednesday we gave out lollipops and sweets for all to enjoy. Thursday morning,we had Student Council reps opening the door for students who were then given a bottle of water, a piece of fruit and a smile to start their day.
Everyday this week people have been smiling in our school. On the corridors we hear quips about paying it forward, but you can also see people paying it forward, from holding a teacher's books or bag as she opens the class door, to helping with putting books back in the library. It shows, to this writer at least, that a small Random Act of Kindness has helped this week become a kind, fun one rather than a stress filled one.
Let's be pleasant and give a present
The Student Council decided to run a fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul this Christmas gathering presents for children in the local area who may not have anything.
The response was huge. In less than four days, the Student Council collected a large amount of presents and raised some much welcomed Christmas cheer.
Students witnessed the handing over of these gifts to St Vincent de Paul on Monday 8th December 2014 in Plunket College.
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