On Thursday, Duchess Kate will lead an online assembly for students across the UK. She will dial in to chat with students about the importance of children’s mental health as part of an online assembly hosted by the Oak National Academy.
Oak National Academy’s official Twitter account released Kate’s assembly this morning, which has been pre-recorded. She spoke with students from Waterloo Primary Academy in Blackpool. Their parents have been working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Spread a Little Kindness’ is the theme of the assembly, and was based on a lesson plan which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform.
During the assembly, the Duchess will say: “Talking to someone, whether it’s a friend, family member, or teacher, is something you can do to make yourself feel that little bit better.
“And you can also play your part in helping others to feel better too. Whether offering a friendly ear, or helping someone in need.
“Small acts of kindness can go such a long way. But as we help others, we mustn’t forget to nurture ourselves, by taking the time to focus on the things that make us feel happy too.”
Chatting from her Norfolk home, Duchess Kate looked lovely in a stunning printed dress from Marks & Spencer. Her shoulder-length hair looked perfect as always in loose waves.
Oak National Academy is an online classroom created in response to the lockdown. It supports teachers and parents educating their students remotely by providing free video lessons.
Since the launch it has delivered over 12 million lessons. Every Thursday morning, in collaboration with TES, it delivers a virtual assembly for children across the UK. That way, they can experience a little bit of their normal school routine.
Matt Hood, Principal at Oak National Academy, said: “We’re thrilled that The Duchess of Cambridge was able to lead this week’s assembly on acts of kindness. Being kind and considerate is a vital lesson for children at any time, but especially so in the current pandemic.
Don’t miss Duchess Kate’s appearance tomorrow at 11:00am on @OakNational!