Using Film and Drama
The film “Pushed” has been produced by Cinemagic and CCEA. Zoe and Kate are inseparable, the best of friends. Nothing can separate them until they meet Mikey and life will never be the same again for any of them.
This film and accompanying resources can help teachers meet the statutory minimum requirements of Local and Global Citizenship and Personal Development at Key Stage 3.
Pushed Launch Event
This clip gives a flavour of the Active Citizenship Using Drama resources including the launch of the film “Pushed” in March 2020
Pushed - Package 1 & 2
This monologue version of the film “Pushed” has been produced by Cinemagic and CCEA. It depicts the inner thoughts of the characters Zoe, Kate and Mickey. Zoe’s thoughts take place before the terrible event and the thoughts of Kate and Mickey are captured after the tragedy has taken place. The resource is designed for face to face teaching as it contains some sensitive material.
This film is a teaching resource for Active Citizenship which has been produced by Cinemagic and CCEA and is designed to support the use of drama teaching strategies in exploring challenging issues.
Package 3 - Teaching support materials
This support package has been produced by Cinemagic and CCEA and is designed to help pupils explore issues related to aspects of Active Citizenship. It is intended for face to face teaching as it contains some sensitive material.
The following set of short films explore the process of using drama to enable pupils to deal with challenging issues and express ideas in the form of a script. In the first clip ideas for the scripts are explored and expressed by the group. Clip two experiments with workshop exercises aimed at helping to deepen the exploration in order to make the script meaningful and realistic. The next clips show the outcome of the work in the form of scripted duologue scenes presented by the six performers (the third duologue was filmed using an iPad). Finally the interview with the performers gives the participants a chance to provide feedback and take ownership of their final outcome.
Ideas from these explorations are designed to be used and adapted in the investigation of other sensitive issues around the suite of Active Citizenship resources.
Please note that only the Cinemagic films are available for schools to screen online. Schools must ensure they have a PVS license to screen any of the other films identified in the lesson plans.