PSHE KS2 / KS3: Mission brassiere

When running in the school relay race, Lara, aged 12, experiences sore breasts for the first time.

Embarrassed, she doesn't want to tell anyone. Luckily, Akira figures out that Lara is long overdue a trip to the underwear store to buy her first bra.

It's an overwhelming experience – not only in finding the right store, but there are so many different kinds of bras to choose from: t-shirt, sports and patterned.

Luckily, Lara has the support of her friends. Unfortunately, they all realise that while finding a good sports bra can stop Lara’s breasts from hurting, it won't necessarily help her win the relay race.

This clip is from the series Ask Lara.

Teacher Notes

This clip can be used to generate discussion on general physical development during puberty.

It's designed to be accessible to as broad a group as possible.

You could review with the children the physical changes in girls and boys as we grow from being a child to an adolescent and a young adult.

It might be helpful to remind children that during puberty physical changes are starting to happen in all of us whether we can see them or not and that these changes happen at different times and speeds for individual children.

You could consider with the children how these changes may affect how we feel about ourselves and how we behave, using Lara as an example and, if appropriate, her question 1.

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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