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Artigarvan Primary School 31 Berryhill Road Artigarvan Strabane

Roots of Empathy


The Roots of Empathy mission is to build caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.

We in Artigarvan Primary School are very fortunate to be involved in this programme. This year our baby ‘Joanna’ will visit with Mum ‘Ashley’ nine times over the school year.

In this experiential learning the baby is the ‘teacher’ and Mrs. Patterson will use her as a lever to help the Y3/4 children to identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others.



3rd Mar 2020
3rd March 2020 Baby Joanna and her Mummy visited today for our theme of communication....
6th Feb 2020
We had another lovely visit from Baby Joanna, this time she brought along her Mummy...
16th Jan 2020
In this theme we talked to Baby Joanna’s Mummy about how Baby Joanna sleeps...