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Educating Essex-how much is real?

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spiderpig8 Fri 30-Sep-11 17:31:11

I wonder if some of the main kids characters are actors.It just doesn't feel real , as though they are acting.
Obviously the school's real and the teachers are real but i wonder if they are re-enacting certain situations which have occurred and how they deal witgh them.
I can't believe they would broadcast some of the stuff like carmelita's false assault charge.it would be highly irresponsible- she would never get employed!

rubyrubyruby Fri 30-Sep-11 22:23:54

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bruffin Fri 30-Sep-11 23:24:38

It is all real. I work in Harlow and my friends children go to that school. My DD also knows Sam the boy featured last night. DD liked him a lot (spent a week at rock school with him) but from what I have been told he has a difficult life.
I have seen him in real life and it was definitely him. He looks a lot like my DS, same hair cut at the time, but ds doesn't wear guyliner.

From what I have been told Mr Drew is exactly like he is on the programme, they are all petrified now that he will be headhunted

bruffin Fri 30-Sep-11 23:37:45

From what I can gather all the parents had to sign a permission slip. The parents of the children and the teachers that were featured got to see the programmes before hand. Carmelita and her parents were obvious happy for her to be shown.

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