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BATON ROUGE - The Great Kindness Challenge is how Runnels Elementary School in Baton Rouge is devoting an entire week to doing as many acts of kindness as possible. That's why they're this week's Cool School.

"All students will be learning and practicing ways to be kind," Librarian Joni Orgeron explains. "We are taking on a service project as a group, as well as individual checklists for the students to work on and remind themselves what it takes to be kind."

This week, students will be donating items and money to the St.Vincent de Paul Shelter for Men, Women and Children. It's not all business, however. Students are enthusiastic about making the challenge fund.

"I think it's important to understand why kindness is important everywhere for everyone to feel good about themselves," 6th grader Caroline Daigle told News 2's Kylie Dixon.

Watch the video for more information on Runnels Elementary School's Great Kindness Challenge.

If you'd like to see your school featured as our Cool School, contact Kylie at kdixon@wbrz.com or (225) 336-2392.



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