• The Prodigals Online
  • The Prodigals Online
  • The Prodigals Online
  • The Prodigals Online
  • The Prodigals Online

The Prodigals Online

The Prodigals Online

Service Pack: Core Service

Subject: Citizenship Health

A film drama exploring the issues young people face as they transition to adulthood and independent living.

The Prodigals Online has been produced to engage, educate and empower young people to confidently face the challenges and opportunities of independence and adulthood.

Developed in partnership with the Lambeth Council, Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Partnership and Prodigals Education Trust, these video and music resources provide high quality learning opportunities to enable young people to understand the skills that will enable them to live as successful independent adults.

The resource features:

  • Film and contemporary music as a learning stimulus
  • Provide curriculum mapping and lesson plans to stimulate group debate and discussions
  • Support for relevant inter-related themes that provide a unique learning continuum
  • Supporting user friendly workshop activities

The Prodigals Online resources can be used across the curriculum in a variety of contexts at Key stage 4 and 5. The issues that it features may cause students to become emotional and animated. It is important to consider strategies for engaging all learners in the work safely and without loss of focus. The Prodigals Online materials are supported by teaching and learning resources designed to engage all classes in the learning process. This level of support is provided to encourage all teachers to use The Prodigals Online within their own teaching context.

Because of the sensitive nature of some of the themes featured in The Prodigals Online resource, teachers are strongly advised to watch the film in its entirety before using the resources with students.

The recommended age range for these learning resources is 14 years and above.

Access to Learning Resources both in and away from school site is freely available with a TRUSTnet Core Service subscription.


Use and adapt

School community only

Use and adapt

Use and

No commercial use

No commercial use

School community access only

School-community access only

Permitted uses:

  • Downloading and editing of photographs, documents and text. Adaptations allowed for educational use within the school community, including viewing by students' parents – but with access restricted to the school community, controlled by the TRUSTnet USO login
  • Creation of new teaching and learning material using TRUSTnet learning resources

Not permitted:

  • Downloading and re–editing of video resources
  • Republishing of any video material in a different hosting environment or format
  • Removal of any LGfL branding embedded within assets
  • Removal of any content-provider branding embedded within licensed resources
  • Any commercial use of the resource
  • Sharing of login credentials with an unauthorised person to gain access to TRUSTnet licensed resources*

*An unauthorised user is defined as a child or adult who does not attend a TRUSTnet - connected school. Parents of children in TRUSTnet schools are exempted from this definition to the extent that and only in so far as parents are encouraged to log in with their children to view resources that support home learning.

To find out more about TRUSTnet educational licences and why they are necessary please take a look at our TRUSTnet educational licences FAQ page.

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