It was thriling to be asked back to St Paul’s for a second time to chat about the book and how we all see the world differently. The second session also focused on compassion and how to develop it in our daily lives, both for ourselves and others. I’ll cheerfully admit that I was a tad nervous about keeping 20 x 14 year old boys interested and engaged in the subject, but they were so responsive and willing to go along with the ‘interactive bits’, that it was a genuine pleasure. Although how teachers are able to do this all day/ all week/ all term, I have absolutely no idea.
A big thank you to Philip Gayden from St Paul’s Philosophy department for letting me take up two whole lessons!
“Hattie's sessions were highly informative and provocative. As well as emphasising the importance and skill of empathy, they invited the students to consider the nature of their beliefs and how they perceive the world, and they propelled the students towards reconsidering even their most deeply held views; something we should all take time to do!” Philip Gayden.