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Description

After rehearsing for the school play, some of the friends reveal that they have lucky charms; Monica has a brooch, Lara has a coin and Tony reveals to everyone through text message that Gabriel has lucky underpants. Gabriel is angry but kindly doesn't reveal that Tony has a teddy bear. Monica's host family are going away for the weekend but Monica can’t miss the play so needs to stay with one of her friends. Akira volunteers, but learns that by inviting Monica to stay, she's inviting trouble. Monica doesn't seem to understand boundaries and when pushed to the limit by Akira’s moody response, Monica even goes as far as reading her diary. Lara is at her wits end. Akira and Monica blame each other and then get mad at Lara for taking sides when she tries to get them to compromise. In addition to this, there is the tension between Gabriel and Tony. Lara is forced to confront her friends about their squabbling and bad behaviour.
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First broadcast:
16 May 2012

Classroom Ideas

Children could hot-seat the characters in the clip and explore cause and effect created by the actions of the individual characters. Children could share times when they have experienced similar situations within friendships. Children could devise a list of ways to deal with relationship difficulties and challenges. The clip could be paused for group discussion about each of Lara's questions and response suggestions.

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