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Description

TV personalities give an insight into how images of celebrities are manipulated and controlled. The reality is a team of people behind the image, who create a 'product' used to sell things. The negative impact of this imagery is questioned.
This clip is from:
Spin
First broadcast:
5 March 2008

Classroom Ideas

In groups of four, students could draw an outline of a gingerbread person and each take it in turns to write inside what bothers them most about their appearance. They should discuss the reasons behind their choices. Each student could then write something positive about someone in their group outside of the gingerbread person, without saying who they are writing about. Using their collected thoughts, students could then write a group article for a magazine about how children might be trying too hard to look like people on TV, offering advice to the readers about how people can be more confident.