London Grid – Press Release

New contemporary film drama ‘The Prodigals Online’ explores the issues young people face as they transition to adulthood and independent living –  KS 4/5 resource

Led by the Band of the Grenadier Guards the Armed Forces Day Parade makes its way through Guildford in front of cheering crowds. Today, thousands of people across the country celebrated the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, at more than 150 events to mark the seventh annual Armed Forces Day.  Events ranged from large scale parades to simple community events, but the main focus of attention was at the National Event in Guildford, attended by His Royal Highnesses The Duke of York and the Prime Minister David Cameron. The Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon and the Worshipful Mayor of Guildford Nikki Nelson-Smith also attended.  The day’s celebrations began with a thanksgiving service at Guildford Cathedral, followed by a parade of more than 900 Service personnel, veterans and cadets through the historic heart of Guildford from the High Street to the outdoor events arena, Stoke Park.  The Duke of York took the salute on the parade route on behalf of The Queen and Royal Family, as the world famous Red Arrows roared over the square in tribute. Afternoon celebrations continued Stoke Park with a variety of military displays including a Royal Air Force GR4 Tornado flypast. Visitors also enjoyed a Sea King search and rescue demonstration, Spitfires and Hurricaines from the RAF Battle of Britain memorial Flight and a Swordfish biplane from the Royal Navy Historic Flight.  In addition, crowds of an estimated 60,000 were treated to three parachute displays from the Royal Navy Raiders, the Army Red Devils and the RAF Falcons, as well as the Royal Signals White Helmet motorbike display team on the ground.  The Red Arrows took to the skies again as the military celebrations drew to a close accompanied by a tri-service group of military bands made of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Portsmouth, the Band of the Grenadier Guards, and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.

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 for use 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
  • Support for 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 it provided to encourage all teachers to use The Prodigals Online within their own teaching context.


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


The resource is available on