TrueTube is a multi award-winning website for schools that provides short films, lesson plans and assembly scripts for RE, PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 and 4, with more resources for Key Stages 1 and 2 on the way.
There are hundreds of fantastic films and resources on their website, and we have selected some of our favourites below:
- What Do You Mean I Can't Change the World?: a film following Jemmar's journey to proud self-acceptance and social activism
- God is in the Boat: an assembly on the refugee crisis
- Disability Doesn't Describe Me: lesson plans exploring disability, identity and caring
- Life is a Journey: an assembly for the beginning of the school year
- Shape the Future: a film asking how we use energy and where we want to get that energy from
To access all of their teaching resources, visit their website to register for free.
KS1: ages 5-7, KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+
Citizenship, PSHE / PSE / PSED, RE / RS, Assembly, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC)
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What Do You Mean I Can't Change the World?: Film
Jemmar tells the story of how she went from hating how she looked, to a realisation of the injustices that made her feel that way, to proud acceptance of herself as a beautiful, working class, black young woman. She is now an activist, working for social justice and inspiring other young people to campaign for the issues that affect their lives. Told by Jemmar Samuels. Directed by Adam Tyler.
God is in the Boat: Assembly
An assembly to mark Refugee Week with a film showing the island of Lesvos in Greece, 2016, where refugees fleeing war and hardship are arriving in their thousands. Film by Bailey Tom Bailey and Hendrik Faller.
Disability Doesn't Describe Me: Lessons and Film
In this incredibly inspiring film, Jai, a young homosexual Asian man with cerebral palsy, demonstrates how it is possible to make the most of any life you are given, no matter how many challenges face you. Supported by a series of lesson plans about Young Carers.
Life is a Journey: Assembly
An animation about life as a journey and the things that happen along the way, supported by an assembly script and PowerPoint for the beginning of the new school year.
Shape the Future: film
A film exploring how it is the responsibility of everyone to ask questions about our energy use, to get the right information, and to encourage the government to make the right decisions that will shape the future.