Here in St. Stephen’s we are proud to participate in the Roots of Empathy programme! We look forward to seeing the hugely successful programme running in our school every year. The Roots of Empathy programme began in 1996 when Mary Gordon, child advocate and parenting expert, started the program with 150 kids in Toronto, Canada. Her goal was to help create a society where people were kind to one another and thought it would be best to start with children who are just developing their social skills.
The programme teaches the class to understand other people’s feelings – and the class is taught by a baby. By watching and seeing how the baby reacts, we will learn about how to deal with our own feelings. The Roots of Empathy programme runs across 9 themes, with each theme broken into 3 parts – the pre-visit, the Family Visit, and the post-visit. We extend our continuing thanks to the Roots of Empathy organisation, with whose permission we are able to use the RoE logo on our school’s website. Read more about the programme on the Roots of Empathy website.
See photos from the previous years of Roots of Empathy on the links below:
> Roots of Empathy 2019/2020
> Roots of Empathy 2018/2019
> Roots of Empathy 2017/2018
> Roots of Empathy 2016/2017
> Roots of Empathy 2015/2016