'This Morning's' Live 'Be Kind' Broadcast from NPA!

On Thursday 30th March, Nene Park Academy featured in a live broadcast by ITV’s ‘This Morning’ programme.

‘This Morning’, fronted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, is heading-up the ‘Be Kind’ campaign, which is a very hard-hitting campaign focussing on 2 parents whose teenage children have both taken their own lives as a result of the bullying that they had experienced in their youth.

The ‘Be Kind’ campaign reinforces the very simple message of ‘being kind’ to others and, as a school, we would very much like to promote this ethos and so encourage our own students to make a difference to others’ lives through their own kind words and actions on a regular basis.

We are fortunate that we don’t have a huge problem with bullying at NPA, however, we feel that this important ‘Be Kind’ message is something that can make a difference to our students’ lives and help to shape a long-lasting legacy of them consciously thinking about being kind to others.

The 10 minute film was shown to all of our students during Thursday's Tutor Time as this whole-school campaign was launched at NPA.

The ‘This Morning’ show is on ITV on a daily from 10.30 – 12.30, and NPA students featured in the live broadcast at 11.05 on Thursday 30th March, which was hosted at NPA by Alice Beer.

6 students had previously been filmed ahead of the live broadcast, and 3 of these students were also given the opportunity of opening their 'Be Kind' messages live on air.  

The link to the film is shown below:

- http://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/pledge-to-share-our-anti-bullying-message


Link to ITV's live ‘This Morning’ broadcast from NPA:        

- https://vimeo.com/210772524


 As a school, we are committed to supporting this important, nationwide campaign and as part of this we are asking all students to write a ‘Kind’ comment about another student during Tutor Time and these comments will then be placed in the boxes around the school, with each ‘Kind’ comment then being handed to the respective students, and all of this before we break up for the Easter holidays!. On the slip, there is also a section to tear off so that the author of the ‘Kind’ comment can keep it as part of their log, and so be reminded of their own 'Kind' actions.

N.B. as a school we have made the commitment that every student will receive a ‘Kind’ comment slip and this will be monitored to ensure that no one feels excluded from the process.