Happy Hearts Childcare and Kindergarten in Park Ridge, Queensland is taking a colourful stand against bullying with its Run4Fun Colour Explosion this Do It For Dolly Day.
This colour explosion fun run will see children of all ages sharing Dolly’s Dream’s kindness message.
After the impact of COVID-19, Happy Hearts teacher Brooke Modra believes this message to be more important than ever.
“Throughout the pandemic we have seen children and families isolated, and this in itself has affected the development of social skills”, she said.
“We are seeing a rise in children’s anxiety levels, lack of self-regulation and communication challenges, so being a part of a connected community is crucial.”
As the saying goes, ‘hurt people, hurt people’, so Happy Hearts Childcare centre is encouraging people to take a stand against bullying through kindness.
“We don’t know how many children haven’t had a hug today or felt like they matter. In the world we currently live in, the high-stress environments and the constant uncertainty, a little kindness and a smile could change someone’s life and how we perceive the future,” Brooke said.
“Kindness is free but it’s impact is invaluable.”
These enthusiastic Happy Hearts have set a goal of $500 for the centre and are encouraging everyone to come together and get involved.