In the run up to Empathy Day on 10 June, Learn to Love to Read founder Teresa Harris went to visit local children at The Roche School. The children had donated copies of their favourite books to Learn to Love to Read in order that they could share them with other local children.
The Roche children also wrote on specially designed bookmarks explaining why they love the books they have chosen.
This story sharing was the idea of Claire Lloyd-Evans, a parent at The Roche School and a volunteer for Learn to Love to Read. Claire said: 'I love spending time reading with my own child and I believe that every child should be given the chance to learn to read not only to have the joy of fantastic books but also to have a good start in life.'
Teresa said: 'We know that reading stories is a key way for children to develop empathy by learning about different situations and circumstances and the emotions they bring. How lovely that these children also want to share their love of stories with other local children in the schools where we work. We want to thank The Roche children, parents and staff who made this happen.'