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Empathy Week

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Empathy Week

Empathy Week is a global schools programme using the power of film to enable students all over the world to discover and build empathy through in-class lessons and social action projects.

In the past two years, over 100,000 students from across the world have taken part in Empathy Week, and there’s still time to register your school or class.

Teachers can use the resources to support the teaching of PSHE, with themes covering social, moral, spiritual and cultural topics.

Empathy Week 2022 is all about ‘Passion & Purpose’ and is taking place 21-25 February, though participating schools can use the resources any time after that. Find out more and register for Empathy Week at and be sure to share the opportunity with any teachers you might know!

Empathy Week's resources and films are differentiated into five age categories, spanning ages 5 to 18, allowing students of all ages to access social concepts at the right cognitive level.

To take part teachers and schools can follow these easy steps:

  • Register your school for Empathy Week
  • Start the programme from 21st February onwards
  • Use the resources flexibly around your curriculum and timetable

Resource contents


Arts, Culture and Religion, Compassionate Values, Equality

Age Ranges

KS1: ages 5-7, KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+


Citizenship, Media studies, Philosophy / P4C / Critical thinking, PSHE / PSE / PSED, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC)

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