PSHE KS2 / KS3: Juliane's journey from Zimbabwe

Juliane is a 12-year-old girl who spent many years living in a Zimbabwean orphanage separated from her mother. They were finally reunited and escaped together to the UK.

Juliane talks about her journey and how she still suffers from the effects of being separated from her mother at a young age. She discuses the help and support that she received from her school to deal with these experiences.

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 and 4th Level in Scotland.

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