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Sandy Gemmill writes songs that spark imagination and brighten the hearts of young children! Sandy is also an anti-bullying advocate whose songs send an encouraging message to children to be sensitive to the uniqueness of their peers.

Sandy's drive to ensure social harmony for all children supports society's need to embrace individuality, reminding young and old alike the importance of acceptance and understanding. Nelson the Giant is a music and art initiative which Sandy created to bring awareness to bullying and to promote empathy, acceptance, respect and kindness.

Nelson the Giant

Fostering Empathy in Children Through the Power of Imagination, Music, Art, and Film  


YourTV-Halton Interview Produced by Nikki Wesley

When children are introduced to Nelson the Giant, they only see a drawing of his legs. The dramatic story-song sparks imagination and inspires children to create their own complete image of the gentle giant. 

​Individual experiences, physical attributes, and cultural backgrounds, guide children as they bridge a very special and personal connection to Nelson. 

Nelson the Giant's Friendship Guide/Activity Book encourages critical thinking and invites children to express themselves in drawing and in writing. It is also an excellent preface to open dialogue while encouraging social harmony for children. 

The two-song CD is a heartwarming musical production. "A Heart as Big as His THUMP!" evokes emotional response, causing children to reflect and share their feelings about bullying and conflict resolution.

The accompanying friendship song, "Far Across the Playground", reminds children to share a smile and reach out to their peers in times of loneliness.