Welcome to the Kingsmead Keys Community Project. Based on the American Project ‘The Giving Keys’ This story begins with a New York hotel room key. Actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, started wearing the hotel key as a necklace while on tour and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. Realising that, in a way, we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others – she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again. She made necklaces out of these keys and encouraged people to pass them on so it became shared jewellery.

At Kingsmead we have made 10 Keys all engraved with power words that reflect Kingsmead’s Spirit. There is one Key for each Year group and one for a member of Staff.

The first key bearers have been chosen by their LDYs. They wear their keys and try to embrace their word and pass on when they see someone worthy.

“Keep your eyes open to all the needs you see around you. They are all over the place” - Caitlin Crosby