Free Virtual Classroom Exchange

Empatico is a free tool connecting classrooms around the world

With May being Mental Health Awareness month, Empatico is providing classrooms in the UK with the opportunity to be matched with another from the Now and Beyond community to have guided conversations around mental health awareness, focusing specifically on kindness to ourselves and others.

If you would like to reconnect with the Now and Beyond community and be matched virtually with a fellow UK classroom on 10th May 2021, register below. You’ll be able to liase with your partner classroom on what time of the school day you would like to hold your joint lesson. Lesson plans will be available soon.


As well as offering our schools the chance to connect virtually with others around the UK on 10th May 2021, Empatico have been kind enough to share some of their resources for our teachers to use.

About Empatico

Empatico is a free platform that connects children around the world to build relationships, deepen empathy, and bring learning to life. Empatico’s mission is to help children discover how peers around the world live, recognize their shared humanity, and prepare them for a world in which strong intercultural relationships are vital for success.

The Empatico toolkit consists of a matching algorithm and standards-based activities that address social-emotional competencies, using video conferencing and file-sharing to develop these skills. The platform is compatible with in-person, remote, and hybrid learning environments and gives teachers access to facilitator guides and professional development that equip them to better lead virtual exchanges and promote empathy in the classroom.

Empatico is the recipient of a World Changing Ideas Award and was recently featured on NBC Nightly News, NBC Nightly News Kids Edition, and CNN

We’re crowdfunding for our grant scheme so any school or college can apply for financial support to access mental health provisions