PSHE KS2 / KS3: Jasper's Story - Living with cystic fibrosis

A powerful and eye-opening animated documentary that uses the first-person testimony of Jasper, a boy who lives with cystic fibrosis.

Jasper explains what his condition is, the treatment he receives and the emotional challenges he faces. He talks about school, school trips, friends, his hobbies and explains the complications that cystic fibrosis brings to these situations.

This animation will be particularly useful for teachers when covering topics such as understanding and respecting differences and similarities.

This clip is from the series: I Can't Go To School Today

Teacher Notes

You could ask your pupils if they know what cystic fibrosis is and how it can affect someone that suffers from it. Get them to think about how they could make life easier for those in different situations to their own.

You could also ask your pupils to suggest how they would make Jasper feel comfortable and normal. Discuss these suggestions as a class and ask how they could apply them to other situations as well.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching KS2, KS3 and KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at 2nd, 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.

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