Think about the characters in the story. We learn gradually that Geraldine is struggling to run as fast or carry as much as the other pixies can.

Now think of a time when you’ve struggled to be good at a sport or a subject at school. Did you find it easy asking for help?”.

Discussion: Have you ever heard the phrase:

“before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes.”

This quote is all about empathy which is understanding how someone else is feeling.

Sort the class into groups then give each group a different emotion. The children need to write down ideas about what they might say, think of do when they feel that way. Collect all the different ideas together to create an Empathy Map for the class.