Profile photo ofpbrennan_jy7f6fe0Pat Brennan
Course Facilitator

Hi Ann,

Great to hear of all the initiative you have in-school for fundraising and supporting those less fortunate the majority of of students in your school and despite this I think it’s understandable that the us and them perception remains, it’s difficult for affluent children to fully empathise with more disadvantaged peers as their experiences are so alien to their own lives. The challenge I think for us as teachers is to develop empathy in our students and I think we start by encouraging them to take a more active role in discovering more about the world around them, starting in their own community. The message to get across is that by actively engaging we can all make a positive difference and contribute to a fairer and safer planet for everyone.

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