Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Piano by Aidan Gibbons

We are studying this short animated film in Year 5 (nine and ten year olds) at the moment.

Still taken from the final scene of The Piano by Aidan Gibbons
It is an incredibly moving piece. I have watched it at least ten times and it never fails to bring a lump to my throat.

The children have offered so many explanations and interesting thoughts about the short film. It only shows that young children are very aware of emotions and are capable of having all sorts of feelings.

I will be amazed if you watch it and don't feel sad.


  1. I just asked my son if he too is studying this at his school - he said he had and it's a lovely short film but it made him cry too, bless x x x

  2. Beautiful short film. Funny enough my son has been on the piano nearly all day today, so I had to show it to him. It is so bittersweet. Thanks so much for sharing :).

  3. Ah it's lovely, but to me that piece will always be 'Amelie' :) So nice that it has been so thought provoking for the children.

  4. Well it's taken me a while but I've finally got around to watching it!

    Really beautiful, I find it encouraging that something like that's been shown in school, it's a really creative and thoughtful way to get children (and adults) to think about pretty heavy subjects.