PSHE KS2 / KS3: Sticky situation

Gabriel (13) dreams about the girls from the group and his teacher, and wakes up in a panic to discover that he's had a wet dream.

He and Tony (13) sneak the sheet out of the house and take it to a laundrette, where they bump into Deon (13).

Deon's had the same issue but isn't as stressed as Gabriel.

Tony can't help but feel left out – he's never had a wet dream but bluffs that he has.

Pressed by Tony, Gabriel reveals who he was dreaming about, just as Monica walks passed and overhears – leading her to believe that Gabriel has a crush on one of the girls. Monica (11) convinces Lara (12) and Akira (12) to help her promote Max's band and the concert that they're playing at the school.

At every turn, despite her attempts not to, Lara does something to prove to Max (16) that she's his biggest fan.

In the lead up to the concert, Gabriel accepts Deon’s advice, and Tony is reassured.

As for the girls, Lara figures out exactly who Gabriel has been dreaming about, but keeps his secret, after all, she knows what it's like to be embarrassed…

This clip is from the series Ask Lara.

Teacher Notes

This could be used to initiate a discussion about wet dreams and assess the level of current knowledge of wet dreams in a mixed gender class.

Students could list and discuss the different emotions experienced by the characters.

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.