PSHE KS2 / KS3: Hamid's journey from Eritrea

This powerful animation follows the journey of ten-year-old Hamid from Eritrea, who was forced to leave his country.

Hamid had to leave his father behind and later discovered that he’d been killed. He candidly describes the struggles of coming to terms with his death, as well as settling into life in a new and unfamiliar country.

Teacher Notes

The 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 and 4th Level in Scotland.

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