Extract from drama 'Alison'. Alison and childhood sweetheart Terry meet when older and look back at their time together. The young Alison and Terry start heavy petting. This leads to all sorts of questions and doubts on both sides. Alison and Terry are disturbed by Terry's friends who encourage Terry to have sex with Alison. This peer pressure causes problems for them both.
This clip can be used to instigate discussions about relationships, asking pupils to think about when it is the right time to have intercourse and the consequences of having a sexual relationship. Some questions to consider are: "Am I old enough to get involved? Am I ready for such pressure? What about the risk of pregnancy or contracting STIs?" It may be appropriate to devise a 'questions/ consequences' diamond nine exercise.