First-responders from the Milton, Georgia area were invited to Summit Hill Elementary school for a very special event planned by teachers and school administrators.

“We encourage our students to be kind all the time, but Kindness Week is a special time for us to really celebrate kindness and go above and beyond to fill other people’s buckets. The Kindness Tunnel gave our students the opportunity to say thank you and spread cheer to some very important community members,” says School Counselor Ruth Bowen. 

"We care about academics, but showing kindness to others is an invaluable life lesson for our future leaders.”

As firefighters and police officers slowly entered the ‘tunnel’ (a long hallway), they were met with smiling faces and handmade signs thanking them for their service and dedication to the community.    [Listen to our podcast with a great message from Assistant Principal Mary Beth Burns]  

Kindness Tunnel
[Photo Credit: Summit Hill Elementary ] 
Kindness Tunnel sign
[Photo Credit: Summit Hill Elementary ] 

Assistant Principal Mary Beth Burns says, “To see just those precious little ones showing gratitude towards them, it really touched them. They were smiling and waving, taking selfies with the kids, they seemed to be living it up.”

Counselor Bowen shared with us, “While Kindness Week is a yearly event at Summit Hill, this year we participated in The Great Kindness Challenge along with over 27,000 other schools and over 650,000 acts of kindness! This is such a meaningful experience for our students who spend the week completing kindness checklists and finding ways to spread joy to others. We care about academics, but showing kindness to others is an invaluable life lesson for our future leaders.”

Kindness Tunnel
[Photo Credit: Summit Hill Elementary ]