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Ready for Independence

Teacher to put the young people into small groups. Then ask them to discuss the video using the film soundtrack lyrics sheet 'You Know It's Hard' and 'Activity Sheet 4' to highlight the different feelings and emotions that the characters go through such as loneliness, feelings of rejection and isolation. Ask for feeling words to describe how they would feel (e.g. angry, frustrated, fearful, stress or anxiety).

Discuss the implications of leaving the parental home and living independently, and the potential advantages and pitfalls. Discuss where they think the characters Ryan, Kelly and Leon went wrong, and what could they have done differently to avoid some of the pitfalls experienced – with feedback to main group.

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