PSHE KS3 / KS4: Alcohol abuse and binge drinking

A drama about the effects of alcohol abuse and binge drinking on young people.

Joe is 14 and is growing up fast. With nobody at home most of the time, excitement means experimenting with alcohol.

He causes chaos at an older kids' party and ends up on his own asleep on the night bus. His increasing binge drinking is alienating even his close friend Chaz.

Joe’s brother TB returns home just in time to rescue him. But when Joe’s Mum discovers a stash of alcohol under the bed and blames TB, things come to a head.

This films is from the series, L8R Youngers 3.

Teacher Notes

This film could be used as a scenario based problem-solving activity.

It could be paused where Joe asks his brother to buy him alcohol and a class discussion and vote could take place as to what he should do and what the consequences would be.

This could be repeated when Joe tells his friends to leave him at the party and when Joe's Mum finds the alcohol under his brother's bed.

Curriculum Notes

This film will be relevant for teaching PSHE and Modern Studies at KS3 and KS4 in England and Northern Ireland, PSE at KS3 and KS4 in Wales and 3rd Level and 4th Level in Scotland.

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Dealing with pressures to have sex