Roots of Empathy launched programmes in 2012-2013.
So far, it has reached over 4,300 children.
- 97% of teachers strongly agreed or agreed that as a result of Roots of Empathy, students are more able to understand other people’s points of view – 2015 Annual Program Evaluation Report, Wales
- 97% of teachers strongly agreed or agreed that as a result of ROE, students are more inclusive or accepting of others who are different from themselves (including culture, race, special needs, gender, etc…) – 2015 Annual Program Evaluation Report, Wales
- 95% of students reported that if they saw a friend being bullied or treated meanly, they would help them – 2015 Annual Program Evaluation Report, Wales
What teachers, pupils and instructors in Wales say
“What can Roots of Empathy teach the world?8 year old pupil
“That there is always room for one more.””
“Now that Roots of Empathy has been here I think I will understand and get along with my siblings more.”11 year old pupil
“The number of instances of aggressive outbursts by certain pupils has fallen, I believe this to be in part due to Roots of Empathy and their willingness to share their emotions with the class. I see the children's understanding of a child's development increase greatly. It has an impact on their emotional vocabulary and this transfers to lessons where they have to express an opinion.”Teacher, Year 5Cardiff
“It encourages the children to think about the impact of isolating other children, the impact on children feeling different because of peer pressure. Children are able to be empathic to their peers.”Instructor, Year 3Cardiff