Ava, Faith and Donnie

EastEnders E20

Use the EastEnders E20 series to spark discussion and debate relating to the PSHE curriculum in the classroom. Encourage active viewing and support group and class discussion by posing challenging questions. Learn more about different ways of using the series, how to handle sensitive issues and explore different teaching approaches.


Start by watching Episode 1 and follow the series through to Episode 15 with your students. Each episode has Key Questions, Teaching Ideas and Curricular links for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


The EastEnders E20 series deals with several difficult issues that face young people today. Read more about these sensitive issues in these PDF fact sheets:

- Bullying

- Leaving Home

- Literacy and young people

- Rape

- Shoplifting and juvenile crime

- Teenage sexual health


Use specially cut thematic clips from the third series of EastEnders E20. Students can use the situations of fictional characters Ava, Donnie and Faith to learn about the following themes:

Aspirations

Bullying

Sex and Relationships

Stereotypes

Donnie

Using EastEnders E20 in PSHE lessons (PDF)

Read more about the new EastEnders E20 series and how to use the episodes in the classroom.

Ava

Questions to support active viewing and discussion (PDF)

Promote 'active viewing' and support group and class discussion by posing questions.

Faith

Background materials (PDF)

Learn more about different ways of using the series, how to handle sensitive issues and explore different teaching approaches.

EastEnders E20

EastEnders E20 website

Additional EastEnders E20 content for young people. Find out more about the Characters, Writers, and watch extra Clips from series three.

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EastEnders E20 on Facebook

Keep up with the latest news and behind the scenes pics, as well as some special guest takeovers.

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