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Become a Narrative 4 School!


Narrative 4 Ireland’s The Empathy Project trains secondary school teachers and youth workers to run the story exchange in their classrooms. The CPD (Certified Professional Development) training consists of a one-day training with follow-up. The story exchange is an evidence-based methodology, which teaches young people social and emotional skills and improves wellbeing. The story exchange increases peer support and instills a sense of resilience and belonging by reducing feelings of isolation. Getting young people to share stories breaks down barriers, builds trust and reinforces the idea that they are not alone.

The story exchange module has already been delivered in over 30 schools in the Midwest region, and has been piloted in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh for the last two years. The UK’s Guardian recently covered a project in Limerick. In 2018/2019 we trained 47 secondary school teachers and 53 youth workers from schools and organisations across Ireland. We hosted trainings in Limerick, Dublin, Galway, and Clare.

If you are a secondary school teacher and would like to take part in a training please email info@Narrative4.ie or phone 061-315656!

Training Locations: Narrative 4, 58 O’Connell Street, Limerick and Various Education Centres.


Norma Lowney, a teacher at Limerick Educate Together Secondary School, speaks about the power of the story exchange at N4’s Empathy Conference, held in Limerick in August 2019.


Paula O’ Sullivan, a Secondary School teacher at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, and her students speak about the impact of the story exchange on their classroom.