I would also like to add that for every entry each week, the name of the student will go into a draw for an Amazon voucher. 5 weeks. 5 chances to win!
This week’s theme is act of kindness, and one thing our family did was gather food to donate to a foodbank. Kindness and support is incredibly important, especially during this time of uncertainty and isolation. Kindness can come in many forms, such as a form of charity or helping out around the house. We also need to support each other; we are all in the same boat, it would be worthwhile to send a quick message to friends and family checking up on them, you never know what they could be going through. Most importantly, you need to be kind to yourself. Allow yourself to have time to focus on you and your mental health, whether by going on walks or starting new hobbies. In a time of isolation from the world, never forget that you aren’t alone and there’s plenty of people here to help you.
This week’s theme is about being proud of our work, and one thing I have done to make myself feel proud in particular is how much I’ve advanced my skills within the kitchen; learning about new dishes from across the world and understanding the importance of embracing the diverse range of food we have before us. Taking pride in the work you do has many benefits, pride in your work offers you: a sense of accomplishment, appreciation and also a developed understanding of how hard work can benefit not just yourself, but those around us.
Even the smallest of tasks can make you feel proud, what you do doesn’t need to have an immediate impact, but it can create a ripple effect, such as: picking up litter, doing household chores, or even trying out a new skill which you never thought you could ever enjoy. All these subtle yet impactful decisions will make an impact, and since we’re all yet again locked up back in our homes, why not give it a try?