Resurrection Grammar School recently held a bell-making workshop to support the Newtown, Connecticut chapter of Ben’s Bells Project as part of the school’s Make a Difference and Kindness programs.
Resurrection Grammar School recently held a bell-making workshop to support the Newtown, Connecticut chapter of Ben’s Bells Project as part of the school’s Make a Difference and Kindness programs. Over 125 Resurrection students, parents, and grandparents gathered to paint clay pieces that will be assembled into Ben’s Bells wind chimes, which will be randomly placed in public spaces around Rye for people to take as a reminder to practice intentional kindness.
“The Ben’s Bells workshop was a beautiful example of the Resurrection School family coming together to promote kindness throughout our community,” said Sister Anne Massell, Resurrection School Principal. “Through Resurrection’s faith-based education, we put a premium on teaching our students the importance of respecting and helping others. Ben’s Bells Project was the perfect partner to highlight the impact a small gesture can make on a broader level,” added Massell.
The Ben’s Bell’s Project was founded in Tucson by Jeanette Mare, whose son Ben died unexpectedly at age 3. This organization is a way for her to pay forward the kindness she received from her community. Through the creation and hanging of Ben’s Bells, their mission is to inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness. Thousands of Ben’s Bells have been shared across the U.S. to share this strong message and philosophy. It takes ten people to make a Ben’s Bell wind chime by the time it is ready to be hung. The Newtown studio of Ben’s Bells worked with Resurrection on the endeavor.
— Photo by Trish Luecke