PSHE KS2 / KS3: Summer's Story - Living with epilepsy

A powerful and beautifully animated documentary that uses the first-person testimony of Summer, a 12 year-old living with epilepsy.

Summer explains the different forms of epilepsy that she suffers from; absent seizures and tonic clonic seizures.

She talks about how her condition affects her everyday life and the emotional challenges she faces.

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

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

Teacher Notes

You could ask your pupils to write down suggestions of how they could help an epilepsy sufferer to feel as comfortable as possible with their illness.

Discuss these suggestions as a class.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is 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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