Learning empathy

Roots of Empathy

Duane Hicks

Infant Anthony Brunetta, seen here with dad, Ryan Brunetta, and mom, Ellen Gibson, was the focus of attention for students in Becky Booth’s Grade 2 class at Robert Moore School on Friday during the “Roots of Empathy” program. It works to create emotional literacy and prevent bullying amongst students by using the baby as a “teacher,” and having children observing his development and feelings over various visits. The program, which also runs in other schools throughout the district, is organized for Robert Moore by Christine Badiuk of the Best Start Hub’s outreach program.