Year 4 children have been learning about empathy and acts of kindness as part of their PSHE and Citizenship lessons, and also forming part of the teaching about the core Christian values of Weare Academy C of E First School. As part of their learning, the children made great connections with the local community by offering to carry out acts of kindness for them. This involved all the children and several volunteering adults visiting local neighbours on the morning of Wednesday 23rd November, to help out with outdoor jobs such as raking leaves, moving logs, cleaning windowsills, sweeping steps and driveways. In addition, several of the children visited the church to help clean the church rooms. Reverend Judith Jeffrey and the community members who participated, were very appreciative of the children's contributions, and the children thoroughly enjoyed being able to help out and see the impact of their kindness.