SALISBURY, Md.- James M. Bennett High School art students are using kindness in response to terrorism.
Students from instructor Erin Davis' honors art class started an initiative six days ago. Each student was challenged by Davis to do seven acts of kindness.
"I came up with the assignment based on the attacks that happened in Paris, France and other terrorist attacks around the world," Davis said. "This world needed more helpers, it needed more people that were willing to do kind things instead of looking at the hurt and destruction that's going on."
Students shared their acts of kindness by writing them on blue, white and red pieces of paper and compiling them together to create one large French flag. Art student, Keijuah Morton said she learned showing kindness every day makes you a better person.
"I feel if everybody does it, it will be a chain effect, that everybody else would do; who wouldn't want to be kind in this day and age," she said. "So much is going on, why wouldn't you want to make a difference?"
Students proudly displayed the "Acts of Kindness" flag they created outside of their classroom. They want to inspire others to do acts of kindness and are challenging other schools in the Wicomico County area.
"I would to challenge, first of all my staff and all the students at James M. Bennett High School, but also the other high schools in the area: Wi-Hi, Parkside and Mardela, and challenge them and maybe all of the other middle schools and elementary schools to do one act of kindness this holiday season," Davis said.
Davis said she would like to combine all those "Acts of Kindness" to see how many the schools could get together in Wicomico County.