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Calendar of kindness

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To embrace the 40 days of Lent, students at Saint Ignatius’ College Senior School have been undertaking a daily ‘compassionate gesture’ as outlined in an aptly named Calendar of Kindness.

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Each day one student from every home group across the senior school campus has been invited to complete the gesture that appears in the custom-made calendar.

Kind gestures include such things as eating with someone new, writing a prayer for the class and sharing it, and leaving a positive letter in a library book.

The Calendar of Kindness concept was initiated by the college’s Social Justice and Liturgy Portfolio as a way for students to be ‘beacons of hope and love, becoming forces for good in their community’.

Social Justice captain Felix Kimber, 17, said he believed in the power of small deeds in facing the injustices of the world.

“We can become dejected and demoralised when faced with the injustices in the world because the world can seem to be a scary place,” Felix said.

“Everything can feel like it’s going crazy and nothing makes sense, and sometimes we just want to go back to when we were younger and nothing was our responsibility.

“However, the only way to truly remedy the injustices in the world is by being a small yet bright beacon of hope and love.”

Students have also been contributing to Project Compassion during Lent.

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