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Penny Joelson

Headlining from the main stage in Ysgol Harri Tudur | Henry Tudor School are our Virtual Visits with Penny Joelson for Year 8, who have been reading I Have No Secrets as their empathy-boosting read in English lessons in the Library Reading Lounge.

Penny’s books will be available to buy, and purchasers will receive a signed bookplate from Penny.

Penny Joelson

About Empathy

Empathy is

  • The ability to experience and understand other people’s emotions and perspectives
  • A core life skill; vital for successful relationships, collaboration and learning
  • A force for social change as empathy is put into action

How Does Empathy Work?

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Empathy Day - 9 June 2022

Empathy-rich reads chosen by you

The Hiding Place

by Corrie ten Boom

Readership: 12+

Mrs C Cumine recommended this as a great #ReadForEmpathy book because: “it will shake your heart and your very foundations.”

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Over to You: Have you found an empathy-rich read? Ysgol Harri Tudur staff, students and their families can let us know by email!

Empathy in your Faculty

Faculty Empathy Resource Example At Ysgol Harri Tudur we are taking a whole-school approach to our empathy journey as we develop learning experiences for the new Curriculum for Wales. So no matter which subjects students are taking, they will find an increased focus on empathy in their learning. Our faculties, in conjunction with our librarian, have developed lists and packs highlighting empathy-rich resources relating to their subjects. Those currently available are listed below, and more will be added here soon.

Our work with EmpathyLab

For the past two years, our school has been working with its family of primary feeder schools and EmpathyLab on an exciting and innovative Wellbeing project. EmpathyLab is the first organisation to help build children’s empathy, literacy and social activism through the use of amazing, empathy-rich literature. In short, the goal is to ‘Read stories. Build Empathy. Make a Better World’.

We chose to work with EmpathyLab because increasingly, we have been seeing how our young people are having to grow up in a society that has a major lack of empathy skills; hate crimes are at their highest levels since records began, and the negative effects of social media are really worrying.

We believe that our work with EmpathyLab will help our children develop the skills they need to thrive in an ever more complex world. Through reading, they can make connections with other people around the world and learn about their different experiences and perspectives. Through reading they can develop the empathy skills that will help them act in a way that makes the world a better, more inclusive, kind and tolerant place for everyone.

Our 2021 Empathy Pages show some of the work undertaken by pupils and students at Ysgol Harri Tudur | Henry Tudor School last year. Watch this space for details of the full range of exciting empathy-boosting activities we are involved in this year.

#ReadForEmpathy and join us as we take on the Empathy Superpower Challenge!

Empathy Day - 9 June 2022