Making A Difference
Can children make a difference in the world? Of course they can! And perhaps if they are encouraged and shown how to do so when they are young, it will be something they will continue for their whole lives.
We think it is important children understand that "making a difference" doesn't mean "changing the world". It could mean one small act of kindness in the playground, a colouring done for a special friend when they are feeling down, a card sent to a neighbour in hospital, a door opened for someone with crutches or a pushchair, or simply a smile shared. It could mean caring for wildlife, big and small, or picking up rubbish on the streets and recycling carefully.
In these topic pages we share ideas that we hope will help you to get kids thinking about how they can make a difference, too.