Acts of Kindness
Upper Merion Area School District | Posted onStudents in Upper Merion Area High School had a unique assignment for their physical education classes on a snow day — one that incorporated physical and mental health. They were asked to shovel a neighbor’s driveway! Helping others has been shown to increase self-efficacy, mental well-being and an overall positive sense-of-self. Students took advantage of the weather by getting their physical exercise shoveling snow. The bigger reward was the mental health piece, helping a neighbor by shoveling their sidewalk and driveway. A simple act of kindness can have both physical and mental benefits!