Really? film and resource pack
Film and resources suitable for Year 10/11 covering a range of key PSHE themes.
The ‘Really?’ teaching resource by Wellbeing People and Golding Vision is built around a powerful piece of drama which explores key PSHE education topics and themes. The pack includes guidance notes, subject guides and lesson plans to help teachers explore the topics raised by the DVD in lessons.
The film brings together a number of characters, each with their own issues and personal stories that gradually emerge during the course of the time they spend together. The content and style mean this resource is best suited for years 10 and 11.
The film should always be used in the context of the accompanying Really? Resource Pack, which supports teachers through a series of lesson plans that begin to open up the issues that emerge from the characters’ stories. The topics covered in this resource pack include:
- Teenage pregnancy
- Emotional neglect
- Healthy lifestyles
- Sexual orientation
It is also essential that teachers view the film and read the material carefully before using it in the classroom due to the seriousness of the issues it explores, which include drug use, neglect, bullying and unintended pregnancy.
The PSHE Association’s Subject Lead Nick Boddington says,
“The whole resource is best considered as a powerful catalyst for learning that sets important issues in a real life context and provides a series of strong starting points for subsequent learning. This resource doesn’t attempt to show false ‘happy endings’ or offer simplistic messages, instead leaving it open for pupils to explore their own feelings and construct their own strategies.”
Links to the PSHE Association Programme of Study
The resource explores the concepts of diversity, relationships, rights and responsibilities. Because of the complexity of the drama it could be used as a catalyst for learning about a range of issues including:
- recognising when a relationship is unhealthy or abusive
- about diversity in sexual attraction and developing sexuality
- to understand the consequences of unintended pregnancy and of teenage parenthood
- strategies for managing mental health including self-harm and sources of help and support
- about eating disorders, including recognising when they or others need help, sources of help and strategies for accessing it
Date uploaded: 10 Mar 2016