Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rare insights from pupils' film in New Zealand

Rare insights from pupils' film |

"Michael reveals what it means to be a young man with the rare, genetic condition of Williams syndrome which causes medical and developmental problems. Because Michael lives in their small community, the Year 7 and and Year 8 film-makers knew him but not really as a person until they spent time together, Ms Anderson said. They photographed him at a garage where he likes to fix cars and bicycles, and video-taped him playing his electric guitar.

Wairau Valley School principal David Nott said the project was relevant to the whole community. Students were able to 'closely consider how life is for someone with the challenges of a disability. Our special guests were fantastic and our students are richer because of the experience.'"

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