STUDENTS at a Rowley Regis School have been carrying out ‘acts of kindness’ across the community to brighten people’s day.

St Michael’s CofE High School launched #21AOK (Acts of Kindness) as part of their ‘21st Century Child’ project which is highlighting the world and dangers teenagers face today.

Children from the Curral Road school’s council are doing at least one act of kindness each day for 21 days during June and July.

From making cups of tea for their parents to leaving thank you notes for teachers, students have been hoping their kindness will cause a ripple effect and make others kinder too.

One pupil who has already carried out acts of kindness said: “It doesn't have to be a grand gesture or anything expensive. Being kind can be something as simple as asking your parents how their day has been or giving someone a compliment.

“We really hope our kindness spreads far and wide and cheers people up.”

Councillor Simon Hackett, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for children's services, paid a visit to the school and said: “The students at St Michael's are doing so much to have a positive effect on not just the school but in the wider community.

“I was blown away at how much the school's council are involved in more impressed that a lot of the work is in their own time – after school and in the holidays.

“Often the perception is that young people can be rude and unapproachable but that clearly isn't the case. I wish the students well with their pledges to spread kindness.”