Empathy Day

From EmpathyLab

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3

Region(s): All of UK

Empathy Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the importance of empathy and the vital role that books and reading play in helping young people develop key empathy skills. Empathy Day 2022 will take place on Thursday 9th June and the theme for this year is ‘Empathy, Our Superpower’.

The Empathy Day website provides a range of free resources to support the event. These include:

  • The Empathy Superpower Challenge – a menu of nine creative, empathy-boosting activities designed to inspire young people to Read. Connect. Act.
  • Empathy Day Live! – a festival of online events for Empathy Day, led by top children’s authors and illustrators and linked to the Empathy Superpower Challenge.
  • Free teacher toolkits for EYFS, Primary and Secondary schools.
  • Specially commissioned empathy-boosting short stories and illustrations (available from 19th May).
  • Online CPD sessions and webinars. See the full schedule here.

Cost: Free with registration.

About EmpathyLab: EmpathyLab was founded in 2014 by Miranda McKearney OBE, Sarah Mears MBE, Craig Hill and Caroline Scott. Its aim is to develop children’s empathy and social activism through stories in order to build a more caring world.

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