Never before has character education been so relevant. Resilience can provide children with the strength to navigate through the adversity caused by Covid-19; compassion can create a culture of understanding and empathy for how others have been affected.
And as we retreat to our small social bubbles to ensure our safety, a sense of civic duty will ensure that the vulnerable are not out of sight nor out of mind.
The character virtues that underpin a school’s ethos and culture (such as trust, respect, perseverance or courage) will help to positively galvanize a school community as it starts to come back together.
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