Get It On: Film And Teaching Pack
The Get It On film takes place over the course of one night during a house party. As the evening unfolds, the various characters' actions and discussions touch on a wide range of topics relating to KS5 Relationships and Sex Education within the context of PSHEe (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education). The film is intended to be entertaining and to help young people think about and discuss the issues within it.
Project participant, age 17
Mark suggests that everyone comes back to his dad’s flat for a party. There are discussions about relationships, aspirations, sexting, homosexuality and pornography. Knowing they really like each other, Ben and Chloe’s friends shove them into the bedroom, where they are expected to have sex. However, Ben and Chloe need to decide what their next move should be.
Meanwhile in the front room there are discussions about relationships, aspirations, sexting, homosexuality and pornography. Kylie, a teenage mother, visits and she tells the baby’s father, Connor, some stark home truths. Steve intervenes when Maddy meets Kevin, who is older than he said online and also expecting much more from Maddy than she is happy with.
At the end of the evening the party hits full swing. In the morning Ben gets Chloe a cup of tea, but not before she thanks him for his understanding. Ben agrees when Gavin says he’s a “lucky git.”
Delivered by a family planning nurse Samantha Allen, these are informative guides to the following topics:
Methods of contraception
Sex and the law
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Topic Areas: Confidence and feeling safe in a sexual relationship, peer pressure, sexual health/contraception/STIs, teen parenting, alcohol and drug use, same sex relationships, pornography, online safety and grooming, understanding risks associated with certain behaviour e.g. sexting.
Health professional Elaine Syratt
- Agree some ground rules with young people at the beginning of the session and display them in the room. I always say I will not be discussing my personal life and I will not be asking anyone to share their own personal information in the session. This often puts young people at their ease and should prevent any awkward or personal questions directed at the deliverer.
- If you don’t feel you have up-to-date information about contraceptive methods there are some straightforward demonstrations in the video fact files that you can show directly to pupils or use them to remind yourself before a lesson.
- While the subject is sensitive the film is humorous as well as informative, and this usually puts pupils at their ease.
- Agree with the students that we will not make any personal comments about our peers or family e.g. Callum hasn't done it yet. If a student does start to discuss a person you can quickly remind them about the ground rules.
The Whole School Approach
The resources available on this website have been developed in the context of a Whole School Approach to Relationships and Sex Education.
In Walsall we have found that this approach achieves the most successful positive outcomes for young people. Before using them we strongly recommend that practitioners consider the following:
• RSE/SRE policy
• Referral pathway for vulnerable young people
• RSE/SRE/PSHE curriculum
• Engagement of partners e.g. NHS specialists
• Staff confidence and current CPD opportunities
• Current National recommendations –policies, national curriculum etc.
Check out our Further Resources section to see if you can find extra helpful teaching material
Independent support services for people who are being abused, have been abused, or have other specific needs.
The Cedar Centre Walsall The Rock Centre, 27-31 Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TE
firstname.lastname@example.org 01922 649 569
Specialist centre for young people, providing education, support and youth activities
Blakenall community Centre, Blakenall Row, WS3 1LW 01922 712069GP’s
Your local GP’s offer a free and confidential service.
Pleck Road, Walsall, WS2 9ES (opposite main entrance to Walsall Manor Hospital)
To book an appointment or find details of clinic times please visit www.walsallsexualhealth.co.uk or alternatively call: 01922 270400
Teenage Pregnancy Team
Has two main aims to prevent/reduce teenage pregnancy and to support teenage parents and their children.
Phone: 01922 602330 Email: email@example.com
Offer free condoms, pregnancy testing and general counselling
55 Upper Forster Street, Walsall, WS4 2ABOffer Telephone 01922 649000 (24 hours)
A text service that allows you to talk to a School Nurse about your issues. Text 07480 635363
Black Country Impact
Free training and help finding work if you are aged 16-29 and live in the Black Country.
Call 01922 654364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can visit the Impact Hub Walsall which is a drop in service based at St. Pauls Crossing, Unit 3, Darwall Street WS1 1DA.
The Hub is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pmFind Out More