Crafting Empathy: Minecraft

Running alongside the Children's Holocaust Memorial exhibit at Tūranga, Crafting Empathy is a programme designed to expand empathy and give students an opportunity to reflect on the relevance of the exhibit in our world today.

Running alongside the Children's Holocaust Memorial exhibition at Tūranga, Crafting Empathy is a programme designed to expand empathy and give students an opportunity to reflect on the relevance of the exhibit in our world today.

Through their efforts to collaboratively build a house in Minecraft Education Edition, students will personally experience frustration, resilience, and privilege in a safe environment. Library staff will then facilitate a conversation where students can share their experiences, discuss them in the context of the exhibit, and explore what it means to be Upstanders at school and in our own lives

Teachers are expected to be present to support their students as there can be a varying range of emotions as students work through this experience. Students should have some familiarity with a keyboard and mouse prior to the programme.

  • Crafting Empathy Minecraft is available for school classroom bookings.
  • The Crafting Empathy programme is free.
  • The programme is targeted at Year 5 to 8.
  • Bookings are made through the Fingertip Library, phone 9417923.

Times available

Monday 10 August 9.30-11.30am Wednesday 12 August 9.30-11.30am OR 12.00-2.00pm
Monday 17 August 9.30-11.30am Wednesday 19 August 9.30-11.30am OR 12.00-2.00pm
Monday 24 August 9.30-11.30am Wednesday 26 August 9.30-11.30am OR 12.00-2.00pm
Monday 31 August 9.30-11.30am Wednesday 2 September 9.30-11.30am OR 12.00-2.00pm
Monday 7 September 9.30-11.30am  
Monday 14 September 9.30-11.30am Wednesday 16 September 9.30-11.30am OR 12.00-2.00pm
Monday 21 September 9.30-11.30am  

School Visits

School visits to the Memorial are welcomed. The Children's Holocaust Memorial has dedicated education resources to support the self-guided visits.

Crafting Empathy: Minecraft is a bookable programme for Year 5 upwards that complements the school visits. Crafting Empathy: MInecraft is designed by Christchurch City Libraries staff to expand empathy and give students an opportunity to reflect on the relevance of the exhibit in our world today.

Bookings are required for the school visits and Crafting Empathy sessions. Phone 03 941 7923