Lesson : The Clown of God


This story, adapted from an Italian legend, tells of a talented young juggler who is taunted as he grows too old to perform. It stresses the importance of recognising and celebrating each other’s talents and learning from experiences, and reminds children that bullying and teasing are hurtful and wrong. 

Cross-curricular links: literacy, art and design, physical education 

Learning Activities:

  • Discussion about mocking and bullying
  • Creating a wall display to recognise the talents of others
  • Considering the impact of growing older, and contrasting the benefits of youth with those  of older age
  • Learning to juggle

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