Fast Girls tracks the rollercoaster journey of a British female sprint team in their quest to win gold in the Women’s 4 x 100m relay.
When streetwise Shania meets ambitious, middle class Lisa, their two worlds collide on the athletics track with explosive results. As the girls strive to qualify for a major world athletics championship, they battle adversity and rivalry on their dramatic, heartwarming and inspirational journey.
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Designed for students of media and PSHEE aged 14-18, the resource uses key clips, stills and campaign materials from Fast Girls to encourage young people to consider both the production context of the film and its relevance to their own lives and experiences.
Media students at GCSE and A level will analyse aspects of Fast Girls in order to identify and evaluate the extent to which it is a typically British film. Activities such as those based on the film’s marketing campaign develop students’ skills of close reading and critical analysis whilst the PSHEE activities specifically focus on the relationships between the young women in the film and the challenges they face both as individuals and as a team.
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