Roots of Empathy is a programme for primary school children. The programme’s aim is to increase empathy - the ability to understand how another person feels. Children learn to care for and respect each other, which leads to a reduction in bullying and aggression.
At the heart of the programme are a neighbourhood baby and parent who visit the classroom every three weeks over the school year. However, due to COVID 19, our traditional programme has been adapted to offer virtual delivery as an option for the 2020-21 school year. Roots of Empathy currently needs parent and baby volunteers to take part in the programme.
We are hopeful that there may be a physical return to classrooms sometime in 2021, but only when it is deemed safe for everybody. We will be monitoring the situation closely and adhere to all government guidelines.