Yesterday was my first visit to a school to deliver Empathy Awareness talks and workshops. I was lucky enough to be invited to the famous Haberdashers' Boys School in Boreham Wood, a very impressive prep school in extensive, pristine grounds.
The staff and boys were all very welcoming and I delivered four workshops to each year group (Y3-Y6) and a short 'meet the author' overview assembly to the entire school.
One of the activities we did was to add post-it notes to flip charts dotted around the room with the prompt: Sometimes I Feel... See the photograph below for some of the boy's responses. You'll see that some of the results were very moving. The exercise allowed the children to realise how we can all feel differently and helped them understand the varying perspectives of their classmates.
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