PSHE KS3 / KS4: Coping with financial pressures

A drama about young people coping with the effects of financial pressures.

Julie has always seemed a sober and conscientious girl, so stealing a scrunchy from an accessories shop is out of character.

We learn that there is no money at home, that relationships are strained because of it, and that she feels too vulnerable to speak about it at school - even to her close friend Shanice.

But Julie is fiercely independent and she finds herself a part-time job.

Coming home one day she walks in on her mum and dad arguing about money. Should she give her earnings to her parents to help out?

Teacher Notes

Ask pupils to watch the film and to decide if Julie getting a job is the best option.

Give them a list of alternatives and ask them to rank them from top to bottom of the best to worst suggestions.

In addition, Julie's feelings could be investigated as well as those of her parents, friends and teacher.

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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