A video of Burnaby kindergarteners Bhangra dancing beside their school has gotten tens of thousands of views online thanks to Yukon-based Bhangra sensation Gurdeep Pandher.
Pandher, arguably Yukon’s most famous resident for his uplifting online dance videos, gave students at Seaforth and Taylor Park elementary schools a virtual Bhangra dance lesson ahead of World Kindness Day on Nov. 23.
#SeaforthElementary joins the #KindnessPatrol!! Look at these adorable kindies sharing their kindness w/ the world, dancing to the Kindness Patrol dance choreographed by Canada's joy ambassador, @GurdeepPandher Congrats to this @burnabyschools #kind KG class. #kidsareworthit pic.twitter.com/sRRprAuz63— Clinically Happy (@ClinicallyHappy) November 13, 2021
The organization that facilitated the lessons, Clinically Happy, posted a video on Twitter showing Seaforth kindergarteners practicing their moves.
As of Friday, it had been viewed more than 57,000 times.
Students around the Burnaby school district used World Kindness Day to talk about all kinds of positive, caring behaviour and to perform various acts of kindness.
Besides sharing their joyful kindergarten dance with the world, Seaforth conducted a “honk for kindness” campaign at a local SkyTrain station, provided coffee and goodies to the construction crew working on a seismic upgrade at their school, and made thank-you cards for healthcare workers at Vancouver General Hospital.
Students over at Chaffey-Burke Elementary sent their thank-you cards to emergency room staff at Burnaby Hospital.
At Taylor Park Elementary School, it was Grade 4 students who took part in Pandher’s virtual Bhangra lesson.
At Brentwood Park Elementary, students worked on handmade clay ornaments for Christmas hampers for seniors, and South Slope Elementary students spread positivity throughout their school with kindness messages.
“There are many initiatives and activities in schools throughout the year across the district that explore kindness and respect for others,” stated a school district news release.
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