1. Squires says he can’t keep Yussef on a mainstream school unless he and starts to interact with other people. Do you think a principal should be able do decide whether a student belongs on the school or not? Do you think the school should be for everyone? What do you think a school should do with students who don’t interact with other students or who get into fights a lot? How do you think teachers should explain to fellow students about someone’s situation without breaking confidence?
2. Robson talks to Yussef and presents him with his options regarding his future. How do you think these options make Yussef feel? What do you think his thoughts are when he hears the options?
3. Robson gives the class an assignment which is to write an essay with the title “the day that changed my life” and then to read it in front of the class. Why do you think she chooses this topic for the essays? If you were to do such an assignment, what would it be about?
4. What kinds of reactions does Yussef’s speech affect his classmates? How do they react while listening to him? How do Robson and Squires react to his speech?
5. What do you think happens with Yussef after his speech? What do you think his classmates do to him after this? How do you think the class moves on after hearing him? Do you think his teachers treat him differently after this and if why?
6. Choose the statement/-s you think is/are more fitting to describe the movie and present some arguments to why you think
- This is a movie…
… about a difficult student
… about teachers who don’t know what to do
… about bullying
… about refugees (: )
… about war and the consequences of it
… about compassion
… about acceptance