Roots of Empathy: Tiny teachers take control

The event marked the end of the school year for Roots of Empathy, an innovative programme that encourages children to interact in a nurturing manner by bringing a baby – known as a Tiny Teacher – and parent into the classroom.

It is also an anti-bullying programme which teaches children to be kind. There are seven of the programmes run in Hartlepool, and a further 37 across the region.

Pupils from schools including Stranton and Brougham primaries thanked their tiny teachers by writing wishes for their futures and hanging them on a special tree at the celebration.

Fiona Thompson