The resource has been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Assured Resource Mark.
The Really? teaching resource 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 brought up 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 is probably best suited for years 10 and 11 although this could be adapted for a number of age ranges.
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 resource pack tackles the tough stuff:
- Teenage Pregnancy
- Sexual Orientation
- Emotional Neglect
- Healthy Lifestyles
Unlike the ‘usual’ PSHE style information videos, Really? will keep young people engaged and is guaranteed to drive rich discussion on a number of key subjects. The film is accompanied by a resource pack put together by Wellbeing and Education Specialists, designed to fully support the presentation of the film.
- Film DVD and Character Extras
- A-Z Signposting Pack
- Lesson Plans
- Teaching Guide
- Character Profiles
- Film Poster
Film drama removes us from our ‘everyday’ and transports us to a place guided by the actors we are watching. While confronting and challenging us to imagine a new world, our minds are open to new thoughts and information.
Few other platforms provide such a rich environment for conscious and unconscious learning. This form of engagement is one of our most powerful tools in delivering important life messages.
“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.”
– Nick Boddington, PSHE Association’s Subject Lead
“The film is excellent and relevant to the students and was easily used with a range of other activities to explore the issues in more depth.”
– Michelle Johnston, Aylesford School Sports College