We don't need a superhero, we need more Kid Presidents...
2012 was a great year, it was the year I'd flown through my NQT year and started as a 'proper' teacher! But more importantly it was the year that Kid President burst onto the internet in short 3-minute bundles of fun, inspiration and wisdom beyond his years.
Kid President's message was simple...be awesome to each other. Easy.
He issued pep-talks and lists such as 'how to be more awesome', which children and teachers alike lapped up, and vowed to follow in a bid to be a better person. His messages were simple, yet poignant. So much so in fact that he had a slew of celebrities lining up to meet him...including the actual President at that time, Barack Obama.
Then, in 2016, after 4 short years he vanished from the internet, away from the fame so that he could lead a normal child's life. One presidential term is all we got.
Then, towards the end of 2019 he returned (like a superhero) just when we began to need him most. Kid President started to travel the USA to shine a light on as many examples as he could find of kids being awesome.
There are a lot of things in life that are out of our control. But how we react to situations, and how we treat others are always within our grasp. Recognising the good in others, and meeting them with kindness, respect and awesomosity (I'm making it a word) are all things we can strive for.
What awesome behaviour have you seen lately?
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