PSHE KS2 / KS3: Ali's journey from Afghanistan

Ali is a ten year old boy who fled his home with his grandmother during the war in Afghanistan. He describes the pain of separation from his family as well as his experiences adjusting to life in the UK.

Despite being given contact with his parents, they are still unable to be together. Ali still has hope of seeing them again one day.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to illustrate why some people have to flee their country, and therefore, help raise questions about persecution and war.

It could also be used to start a discussion around what it’s like for children adapting to life in the UK, identity and the effects of alienation and displacement they may experience. In addition, in an English lesson this film could generate discussion for the different genres of writing, providing an example of narrative and describing personal experiences.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching PSHE, citizenship and PDE at KS2 and KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd Level and 4th Level in Scotland.

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