PSHE KS2 / KS3: Friends and rivals

Lara feels very put out when she has to give up her room and share with the baby whilst her host mum's nephew, Enrique, is visiting.

However, all bad feelings disappear as soon as Lara sees Enrique step out of the taxi. She's smitten.

Unfortunately for her, so are Monica and Akira.

The following day at the skateboard park the three girls start competing against each other for Enrique's attention.

Tony doesn't get it – what does that guy have that he doesn't?

As the day progresses, the competition grows between the three girls, and when Lara and Monica realise that Enrique is interested in Akira rather than them, their friendship suffers.

It all comes to a head at the cinema, where the girls cause so much fuss that Gabriel actually loses his temper.

Seeing Gabriel get so upset shows them how much their rivalry is affecting their friendships.

The girls make up and vow never to choose boys over each other. Lara even helps Akira out by giving Enrique her email address so they can stay in touch.

Teacher Notes

This could be used to begin a discussion about how relationships and friendships can be effected by emotions.

Students could discuss ways in which tension and rivalry within a friendship can be averted.

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.

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