2017 Pay it Forward & Le Chéile Day
24th March 2017
As part of of our Wellbeing Focus Week and Le Chéile Day, the whole school community engages in a Pay it Forward practice for the week. The world can seem like an unfriendly, threatening place, yet we all want safety, health, and happiness for ourselves and our loved ones. Each St. Al’s girl can make a positive difference in this world? One way is the practice of “paying it forward.”
While the steps might be simple, the outcome could create a sense of luck and good will that changes the world.
The concept of ‘pay it forward’ has existed within faith societies for centuries but was popularised most recently in the movie “Pay it Forward” which was released in the year 2000. In the movie, a young boy, Haley Joel Osment, plays the role of a student who has to work on a school assignment requiring him to find a way to bring about a change in the world. The boy develops the concept of ‘pay it forward’ and sets forth a chain of good deeds.What does “Pay it Forward” entail?
The concept of ‘pay it forward’ should be undertaken with a selfless spirit. Basically when a person is doing a kind deed she doesn’t expect anything in return. With St. Al’s students can ‘pay it forward’ anonymously by recommending fellow students for a Well Done Card from the Principal.
We encourage students to perform acts for others benefit without coming into the limelight. Instead the beneficiary is told to adhere to the concept of ‘pay it forward’.By doing a good deed with the philosophy of ‘pay it forward’, one can only hope to multiply and grow the chain of good deeds.
Little, selfless acts go a long way to make the world a better place.