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CLIP 13614

In my shoes – Grandma and Mel’s experience of learning to dance

In my shoes – Grandma and Mel’s experience of learning to dance

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Key Info
  • In my shoes – Grandma and Mel’s experience of learning to dance
  • Duration: 13:19
  • A young girl named Mel finds her grandmother's dancing trophy. She asks Grandma about her experience as a dancer and Grandma explains how she had worked hard to be successful. Mel's mother is reluctant to let her take dance lessons due to her lack of confidence and so Mel asks Grandma to teach her. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in March 2012 as part of the series Life Stories.
  • Subject:



    Relationships: Family

  • Keywords: Ambition, hobby, hobbies, disagreement, feelings, elderly, thoughts, rules, confidence, LifeStories
Ideas for use in class
  • Classroom discussion about interests and family pressures and poses questions about aspirations. Discussion with pupils about relationships within their families and how their own aspirations are viewed. Pupils may also discuss their own interests and how they have to commit to them in order to be successful. Teachers may choose to discuss the older generation and how we all have things in common. Teachers may also wish to pose questions about how success is measured and how the characters may feel.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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