World Smile Day 2022
Friday October 7th is World Smile Day, and our School’s staff and pupils will again be celebrating this happy day!
We will be taking part in lots of art activities throughout the school, including laughter therapy, making Smile Day bunting and Smile Day posters which we will use to brighten up our school entrance areas and show how important kindness is to us all at Longroyde.
In Key Stage One and Two, children will receive a “lucky dip” Smiley postcard with a positive message from one of their classmates to help each child to smile in school. We would love you all to get involved at home. We would like your child to simply paint a stone with a smiley face and leave it somewhere outside in the community for somebody to find. Make your stone so that it will brighten the finder’s day and encourage them to pass it on. I wonder how far our pebbles can go?
We are encouraging year groups to carry out planned acts of kindness for our school and local community, for example older year groups organising games for the younger children in school. Children will decide in class who their “Smashing Smiler” certificate recipients are. Adults will choose the members of their class who make most people smile and they will be rewarded with a little smiley something.
As usual, we are inviting pupils to wear something yellow with their school uniform on Smile Day, however, this is not compulsory. For example, it could be a yellow T-shirt with school trousers, yellow shoes with uniform, or something small like yellow ribbons in hair. It is not a non-uniform day, and children will be expected to arrive in correct uniform if they have nothing yellow to wear. Please do not feel that anything special has to be bought for the day.
We are respectfully asking for a voluntary £1 donation this year, and we will donate monies raised to a worthwhile charity. We are, as ever, inviting parents and carers to email Smiley messages to be posted on our website.
We wish everyone in our school community a Smile Day
Mrs S Mitchell PSHE Coordinator
Mrs C Buchanan Deputy Head teacher
Harvey Ross Ball the inventor of the Smiley, thought that all of us should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts hence his idea for World Smile Day.
"If our children learn early the power of a smile and a kind act the whole world will be a better place. It doesn't have to cost anything to celebrate World Smile Day®. The act of kindness is the celebration."
Charles Ball, President of The Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation