Our 2017 work focuses on:
Empathy education in schools:working with 15 pioneer primary schools to develop a “triple win” framework for achieving literacy, character education and social action priorities simultaneously, and through normal school activities.
National programme testing: experimenting with programmes which could roll out nationally, targeting children and families. For instance Empathy Detectives Clubs investigating themes like homelessness; Empathy Awards for book characters showing exceptional empathy.
·Author empathy army: training authors in the science of empathy and giving an empathy focus to events in schools and festivals
Empathy Day: trialling a new Empathy Day on 13 June
Thought leadership: speeches and workshops on the harnessing the power of stories to help children develop empathy life skills