Tomorrow, the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for students from the United Kingdom.
Kate Middleton, 38, will speak on the importance of children’s mental well-being in a pre-recorded message to be broadcast at the meeting hosted by Oak National Academy, an online classroom offering high-quality video lessons and free resources for parents and teachers.
Kate will urge the children to perform “little acts of kindness” and “nurture their own happiness” in the address.
Tomorrow, the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for students from the United Kingdom. The pre-recorded message was filmed at the royal home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk in the photo
She will say, “Talking to someone, be it a friend, family member or teacher, is something you can do to feel a little better.
“And you can also play your part by helping others feel better too, by offering a friendly ear or helping someone in need.
“Small acts of kindness can go so far. But in helping others, we must not forget to feed ourselves, taking the time to focus on the things that make us happy too.
As part of the assembly, the Duchess also joined a video call with students from the Waterloo Primary Academy in Blackpool, whose parents worked on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic.
The children shared photos they had taken and submitted to the Duchess Hold Still’s photography project, based on one of her central themes, “Acts of Kindness,” and talked about the acts of kindness they accomplished in recent weeks.
Oak National Academy was created in response to the foreclosure, supporting distance teachers to their students, and since its inception, it has delivered more than 12 million lessons to children and youth.
As part of the assembly, the Duchess also joined a video call with students from the Waterloo Primary Academy in Blackpool, whose parents worked on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic. In the photo, the students
Every Thursday morning, the thpe Academy, in collaboration with TES, organizes assemblies for students across the UK, allowing them to experience the normal routine of a school environment.
The Duchess’ assembly is based on a lesson plan that is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform.
It was developed in collaboration with the children’s mental health charity Place2Be and encourages children to explore ways to show kindness and recognize the benefits of kindness to others.
Matt Hood, director of the Oak National Academy, said, “We are delighted that the Duchess of Cambridge was able to lead this week’s assembly on acts of kindness. Being kind and caring is a vital lesson for children at all times, but especially in the current pandemic. We need to encourage young people to talk about their feelings and to know that it is okay to feel a little anxious or upset at the moment.
“The Duchess’ Hold Still Contest is a fantastic way to engage children in their mental well-being by thinking about what kindness means to them and how they can show it to others.”
The Mentally Healthy Schools website was launched in 2018 by the Duchess in inheritance from the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign, developed by the main charities for children’s mental health, the Anna Freud Center, Young Minds and Place2Be. The site is now managed by the Anna Freud Center.
The assembly will be live on the Oak National Academy website at 11 a.m. tomorrow.