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St. Patrick's Primary School Mullanaskea, Garvary, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
Roots of Empath

Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy is an evidence based classroom programme used worldwide that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression amongst school children by raising social/emotional competences and increasing empathy.  At the heart of the programme, is a baby and parent who visit the classroom every three weeks in the course of the year.  A trained Roots of Empathy instructor coaches students to observe the baby’s development and to label the baby’s feelings.  In this experiential learning, the baby is the teacher and the lever which the instructor uses to help children identify and reflect on their feelings and the feelings of others.

The Primary 3 class are taking part in the Roots of Empathy Programme this year.