On this day each year, all Cognita schools collapse their curriculum to focus solely on well-being, which is fundamental to a Cognita Education. Created to educate Cognita’s global community schools about the importance of looking after their mental and physical well-being, this year’s Global Be Well Day focused on teaching pupils, parents and colleagues about empathy. Partnering with Empathy Week, a global school programme that operates in more than 40 countries, the schools used the power of film to empower pupils around the world to become empathetic and resilient leaders.

As school communities continue to feel the effects of the global pandemic, there was a greater emphasis this year on the mental well-being contributors of ‘Connecting, Doing and Giving’, and many activities throughout the day focused on exploring these contributors through the lens of empathy.