Win a book prize competition to celebrate Empathy Day LIVE!


Dorset Echo READERS can win a prize pack in a contest to celebrate Empathy Day LIVE!

Empathy Day Live! returns for its fifth year today with a free digital program of events featuring some of the UK’s leading authors and illustrators including Michael Rosen, Cressida Cowell, Malorie Blackman, Michael Morpurgo, Patrice Lawrence, David Baddiel, Jacqueline Wilson and Holly Bourne.

The day helps young people learn more about empathy, using books to help them experience its transformative power.

At the heart of this year’s program is a new call for families to take their own empathetic walks led by authors and illustrators, including Joseph Coelho and Jane Porter.

In the evening, there will also be a cutting-edge conversation for adults which will see authors Catherine Johnson, Michael Rosen and David Baddiel talk to Professor Dr Robin Banerjee about the role of empathy in society and the use of books. to nurture the empathy of young people. skills.

All Day Live Empathy! The events can be viewed on the EmpathyLab website, where you can also find free resources including a family activity pack, short stories, and illustrations.

To mark Empathy Day, we have a set of five books to give away from the EmpathyLab Read for Empathy book collection. These books were chosen by expert judges for their ability to help develop the empathy skills of young people.

To try your luck, simply email your answer to the following question to [email protected] with Book Bundle Competition in the subject line.

Question – What does BFG mean in the famous children’s book?

Closing date for registrations June 24, 2021

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