Books can be mirrors to our own lives and windows into the experiences of other people. Being able to empathise with others and express our own feelings helps us to communicate effectively and show understanding and compassion. These are key skills for the workplace and for demonstrating Personal Excellence.
Each term, KS3 students read and record their thoughts on a book that has helped them to develop their empathy skills. There are more than 300 books listed on the #inmyshoesWCS empathy challenge that are available to borrow from the school library. Click here and then click ‘present’ to view the books currently listed. You can click on the book covers to find out more information about the texts. Students can also suggest other texts that have helped them to develop their empathy skills. A fantastic way to build ideas for our library stock.