Burns Park’s Kindness Committee plans a day to “Mix It Up” at lunch

Photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

     During Mix It Up at Lunch Day at Burns Park Elementary today, students were re-assigned tables to sit with friends that they would normally not sit with.   
     Mix It Up at Lunch Day is an international campaign that encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.
     National Teaching Tolerance studies find that the cafeteria is a place where segregation and bullying are particularly problematic, and socioeconomics, appearance, and race are the biggest social dividers at school.
     Last week, Burns Park held an assembly to introduce this idea to students, and to explain the plan for this year’s student-led Kindness Committee.

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  1. I absolutely love this idea. From stretching friendships at recess to this activity, I have been pleased with the push to help kids interact with a variety of kids. Larger circle of friends may help alleviate isolation and bullying. I do hope we can make this a regular occurrence. Once a month? Once a week? Thanks to the Kindness committee for helping our kids think.

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