PUPILS at St Mary's Primary spread some goodwill throughout the community as they celebrated International Kindness Day.

Every class chose to do a good deed for the event but kindness is not just for one day at the school.

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Kindness is one St Mary's core values and pupils are determined to make the world a happier place to live.

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Carol Donnelly, who teaches Primary 1 told how children visited the Little Sisters of the Poor care home and brought smiles to everyone's faces.

Carol said: "We demonstrated our kindness by donating our time.

"We had a fun-filled afternoon with the residents. We chatted to the residents and paid them compliments.

"We then played cards and dominoes and shared a few laughs and a wee cake.

"We rounded the lovely afternoon off by singing 's I Kneel Before You.

"A lovely afternoon, bursting with community spirit, which was enjoyed by all."

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While P3 pupils each donated a toy to Barnardo's.

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In the morning the whole school made a donation to Inverclyde Foodbank at an assembly and afterwards P6 pupils went to work in the Foodbank for the morning.

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Carol said: "They helped to sort, weigh and categorise all our donations ready for the next families who require the foodbank's support."

Meanwhile, P4 and P5 pupils created motivational kindness rocks' and started a 'kindness rock Garden' to inspire and motivate people who visit and pass by the school.

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Headteacher Mark Deegan said: "It was lovely to hear the children's generous and kind ideas, being kind is a daily occurrence and it was important to recognise International Kindness Day.

"Carol Donnelly drove the project and each class came up with lots of lovely ideas to put smiles on people's faces.

"Kindness is part of our school values."