‘EmpathyLab’ is an organisation aiming to build children’s empathy through literacy, social activism and the use of high-quality literature. One of the driving forces behind it, is recent research demonstrating that reading builds real-life empathy skills – this is because reading is an opportunity to delve in worlds and situations that are far removed from our own. Read stories. Build empathy. Make a better world.
You can find out more about this initiative here: https://www.empathylab.uk/about Here are some of the recommendations by authors taking part in this year’s programme:
Curriculum Leader for English