Hugh Jackman praises school's kindness message

Star of The Greatest Showman tweets support for pupils spreading their Christmas message to 'be the nice kid'

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has praised one Scottish school for its Christmas message about being kind

Hollywood star and former teacher Hugh Jackman has shown his support for a Scottish school where pupils are sharing a Christmas message to "be the nice kid".

Tes Scotland wrote at the weekend about Dunnottar School in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, which had recorded a film about the importance of kindness.

Hugh Jackman tweets school

Jackman used his Twitter account to draw attention to a tweet about the story, and wrote: "Thank you ALL for sharing this special video with a very important message."

HughPupils at the school filmed scenes where people showed the courage to stand up to bullies and intercut these with a performance of A Million Dreams, the standout song from Jackman's film The Greatest Showman.

Since the weekend, Dunnottar School has received hundreds of supportive messages from around the world.

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