Celebrating Yourself: Body Image (11-16)

This is a still from the animation Black Barbie by Comfort Arthur.
This is a still from the animation Black Barbie by Comfort Arthur.


All ages


Medium (5-11 activities)



Using the short film Black Barbie, this resource helps students to explore issues around body image and the external factors that influence self-esteem. Using the film highlights, students
are encouraged to consider their personal strengths and identity, leading to the creation of a short poem.

This resource is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and activity sheets to support learners in class or at home. Where appropriate, suggestions for adaptation for home learning have been included in the teachers' notes.

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing: Secondary
The similarities and differences between the online world and the physical world, including through setting unrealistic expectations for body image

Learning Outcomes:
• To define and discuss what is meant by positive and negative body image
• To consider what influences might affect a person's image of themselves
• To identify and celebrate personal strengths
• To communicate a point of view by combining words, images and colour.

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This Resource Supports

  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • PSHE Education
  • Personal

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