Y6 watched the short animated film ‘Ian’, based on a true story of a boy with cerebral palsy having difficulties accessing the park. The film explores how the boy feels broken when he is laughed at, stared at and whispered about. The film maker powerfully shows this as the boy’s body disintegrating and being forced back into his wheelchair placed outside the perimeter fence. We talked about the imagery and the metaphors with his wheelchair as a cage or a prison and the fence as a barrier keeping him apart from the able-bodied children. The class wrote a descriptive narrative showing much sensitivity and empathy. I was very impressed.