PSHE KS2: Cerebral Palsy - Archie's Story

A personal story of a 10 year old boy who spends most of his day in a wheelchair because he has cerebral palsy.

We hear how Archie views himself and how he wants others to view him.

Archie's twin brother Charlie also has the condition but not to the same extent.

The twins have much in common and do things together.

Archie explains how he is unable to do things as quickly as others; it just takes time, especially when moving about.

He does not need help academically and whilst he may look different, he does not feel different.

He thinks he is the same, but on wheels.

Archie plays wheelchair basketball, which gives him the chance to socialise and be part of a team.

Archie sees his coach as a role model who inspires him.

This clip is from the series Same but Different.

Teacher Notes

Children could use this clip as a stimulus for a discussion about how disability is perceived and how such people may be treated.

Children could explore the need to be part of a team and the benefits to self-esteem that can be gained through being able to join in.

The clip could also be used to consider role models of different kinds as a means of inspiration and to discuss the role of friends.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching PSHE at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd Level in Scotland.