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Assemblies and Tutor Time - KS3 / PSHE - KS3

Which Side of the Tracks?

Learning Outcomes
Students will understand how gangs target people; the disparity between the expectations and reality of being in a gang; and ways to overcome barriers to helping, and being helped.
1 hour


Which Side of the Tracks is a powerful, short film that explores one young person’s story of being targeted, on the railways, by a County Lines gang. The film explores Lauren’s growing isolation and vulnerabilities, and draws attention to the opportunities other people had to help her.

The accompanying resources can be used as three stand-alone 20 minute sessions, or put together for a longer session.

Session 1 explores how gang-members target and groom young people, and some of the factors that can make a person more vulnerable to exploitation.

Session 2 explores the gulf between expectations and reality for young people who find themselves targeted.

Session 3 explores the danger of becoming isolated, and the barriers that stop young people from getting help, outlining how most of these barriers are perceived, not reality.

Click here to access the film.

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This lesson is designed to be taught in a classroom. However, if you would like to visit a train station, or take a train trip with your students, please contact the team for more information. 


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