PSHE KS2 / KS3: Gabriel's First Date

Keshia from school asks Gabriel out on his first ever date.

Gabriel isn’t sure he wants to go out with girls yet, and is nervous because he doesn't know Keshia very well, but all his friends are very excited and tell him he must go.

They give him contradictory dating advice that leads to Gabriel making a fool of himself in front of Keshia.

He's terribly embarrassed, but eventually explains to Keshia that he has doubts about dating in general and doesn't really know her.

They agree to be friends, with Keshia being pleased that at least he is being true to himself.

Quiz questions throughout the film ask pupils to consider if they feel ready to date, if they would take dating advice from a friend and how they would react if they embarrassed themselves on a date.

Teacher Notes

Use this clip to start a discussion about dating, dating advice and peer pressure.

The clip emphasises that different people are ready to start dating at different times, and that peer pressure shouldn't encourage you to do something you're not ready for.

The clip can be paused at each quiz question, giving the pupils the opportunity to choose their own answer.

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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