PSHE KS2 / KS3: Expressing feelings and emotions

Tony has fallen head over heels for Brenda, a girl from school.

Unknown to his friends he decides to make a serious declaration of his feelings so that Brenda will be unable to resist going out with him.

He rushes home, records himself singing a special love song and promptly emails the video to Brenda!

The next day Brenda opens her message, along with everyone else in the class; Tony sent his video to everyone by mistake.

Brenda can’t believe he’s done this; she storms out, leaving Tony humiliated and utterly dejected.

Deon and Gabriel try to make him see that his video was quite over the top and sharing it with the class embarrassed Brenda.

But all Tony can think about is his own misery; he’s never going to recover from this.

Lara, Akira and Monica are busy on a video diary assignment when they discover Brenda crying in the toilets.

They talk to her about what happened and although still upset, Brenda does begin to realise that Tony didn’t deliberately embarrass her.

Tony plucks up the courage to apologise to Brenda; he may not have any chance of romance with her now but he does have her friendly advice on how better to impress a girl next time.

This clip is from the series Ask Lara.

Teacher Notes

This could be used to discuss different feeling and emotions, especially those experienced during puberty.

Students could discuss how different emotions can make you behave out of character and write an account of times when they have made a decision based on emotions.

Students could interact with the quiz during the clip, answering the questions on whiteboards throughout, allowing active participation and discussion.

Students could use the clip to hot-seat the characters and explore emotions felt by each person as well as role-playing and freeze-framing emotions and actions for thought-provoking discussions.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching Modern Studies/PSHE/PDE at KS2 and KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd and 3rd Level in Scotland.