Poem inspires Kingaroy kindness

Saint Mary's Catholic College, Kingaroy

Saint Mary's students Jordyn Soley and Meg Wernecke get busy baking

​STAFF and students at Saint Mary's Catholic College, Kingaroy, have been baking up a storm as they shared a simple act of kindness with essential workers in their Kingaroy community.

Inspired by the poem “A simple act of kindness", written by English poet David Harris, the grateful school community cranked up the college ovens to make batches of Anzac biscuits, filled with love, and presented them to staff working in pharmacies around Kingaroy.

Saint Mary's Principal Carmel O'Brien said essential workers within the health and emergency services had been sharing their own acts of kindness throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.​

“We as a college community wanted to bring some smiles of joy to others," she said.

“Our pharmacies along with other businesses have been working tirelessly to keep up with the demand on what our community needs and we felt they needed to be recognised for their efforts."

Staff members Susan Mahoney and Niketa Law prepare a batch of Anzac
biscuits for the ovens

Ms O'Brien said further to this act of kindness, staff also had supported two small local businesses by ordering-in lunch today while at school.

“We hope that our acts of kindness have brought some smiles and joyful moments to all our pharmacies and small businesses here in Kingaroy," she said. 

The poem that inspired the college community can be found​ below: 

A simple act of kindness can stop a million tears.
A little hug can give so much joy.
A letter now and then to someone can save so many wasted years.
We should hold every moment precious and help as many as we can with a simple act of kindness every now and then.
The world would be a better place if we all cared a little more.
Imagine how many smiling faces would greet us at the door if we extended that helping hand with a simple act of kindness that could spread across many lands.
By David Harris​

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