PSHE KS2 / KS3: Lara's little lie

After a sports session at school, 13-year-old Gabriel goes to class without showering or changing his T-shirt.

The girls notice that Gabriel smells. He’s embarrassed, but Tony insists it must mean that he is becoming a man.

Gabriel thinks he has beaten the smell by spraying on some air freshener but he soon realises that the smell has returned.

Everywhere he goes, a green B.O. monster follows him, and it's making his life miserable.

Tony and Gabriel seek advice from 16-year-old Max – after all, the girls fall at his feet – and with his guidance, Gabriel defeats the B.O. monster once and for all.

It's just a shame that Tony then becomes a different kind of smelly monster, by going over the top with deodorant and aftershave.

This clip is from the series Ask Lara.

Teacher Notes

This clip can be stopped at its first interval, and the class asked for their responses to the multiple choice questions that Lara asks.

The teacher can then create teams and ask pupils to create a mini drama based on the decisions that the character could have made.

Pupils can then analyse the impact of how small lies can grow into difficult scenarios.

Continuing to watch the clip, the teacher can ask pupils to keep track of all of the different lies that are told and then, in small groups, pupils can choose one lie per group and explain how things could have been resolved if the truth had been told at this point.

Pupils can then create individual storyboards that map out alternative endings to the story.

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.