TV celebrities Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly paid a visit to a primary school in South Morden last Friday.

Hillcross Primary School hosted a virtual positivity event where the duo live-streamed the unwrapping of a giant parcel of over 10,000 messages from children, families, schools and workplaces across the UK.

The Pass the Positivity campaign invited people across the country to share what makes them feel happy in the form of drawings, poems and artworks.

Ant and Dec also launched Propa Happy, their debut children’s book which will raise funds for the NSPCC ahead of the Childhood Day on June 10.

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Ant said: “We loved hearing from kids and adults across the UK about what powers their positivity and makes them smile.

“The NSPCC does vital work to protect children across the UK and as NSPCC Ambassadors for Childhood, we want to encourage as many people as possible to do their bit for children and support Childhood Day.

“Whether you fundraise, donate or volunteer, there are lots of ways you can play your part.”

The book Proper Happy was created with guidance from a child psychology expert and support from the NSPCC.

816 children from six London schools (St Mary Magdalene C of E School in Woolwich, Woolmore Primary School in Tower Hamlets, Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary School in Wimbledon, Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham and the host school Hillcross Primary School in Morden) revealed what makes them happy.

The children highlighted the importance of their loved ones, with family and friends topping the rankings with mentions in 20 per cent of entries, followed closely by football and outdoor games with 11 per cent.

In third place was food with 8 per cent followed closely by video games with 5 per cent and pets coming in at 4 per cent.

The best entries have been transformed into 12 posters which will be displayed in Childline centres across the UK.

Mike McGrath, Director of Voluntary Income at the NSPCC said: “The Pass the Positivity campaign celebrates the importance of emotional wellbeing and is a fantastic way remember the really special things about childhood that the NSPCC is fighting to protect.

“At the NSPCC we know that to keep children safe we must work together, as strong communities can provide a vital safety net that keeps children safe.

“That’s why we created Childhood Day, a day for the UK to come together to play their part for children.

“At the NSPCC we are incredibly grateful that through the launch of their new children’s book Propa Happy, Ant & Dec are raising vital funds for our work, with their proceeds from the book being donated to us.”

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