Random acts of kindness project by Banchory class

On the calendar: P7 pupils at Banchory Primary are performing "40 random acts of kindness"
On the calendar: P7 pupils at Banchory Primary are performing "40 random acts of kindness"

A class of pupils at Banchory Primary are undertaking a project to come up with 40 random acts of kindness and carry them out.

They are taking place over the course of the school year, with the class - taken by teachers Tracey Murray and Alison Thomson - already having held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Tracey said: “The idea came from a Youtube video about a father and daughter who had decided to do a similar thing for each others birthdays.

“We watched it together in class and the kids were totally fired up by it.”

The class have 35 acts of kindness planned in advance on a calendar, leaving five spaces for any ideas that come to them later on in the project. They are photographing and videoing the random acts, with the intention of editing a short film in the final term to be screened for their parents.

Tracey added: “I’ve personally never attempted a project like this as a teacher, but so far it’s going really well and we’re enjoying doing it.”

Alex Selly, one of the P7 pupils, said: “I like to help people by brightening their day and I feel overwhelmed with all the positive energy that everyone has towards this project.”