is a gripping, award-winning interactive drama on TV, DVD and the web, that allows you to influence the lives of a group of characters as they deal with everything teenage life can throw at them – first-time sex, relationships, pregnancy, parenthood, drugs & alcohol, gangs, bullying, friendships & loyalties, and much more…
It’s about their lives, and their futures, but YOU decide what happens to them…
Get to know a group of six mates: Katy, Ben, Misha, James, Tilly and Danny – each of whom has a story to tell…
Catch up with L8R’s original faces – find out what they’re up to now and meet new characters Queen B’, ‘No Comment’, Keira, Carlton, ‘TB’ and co…
FOLLOW their ups and downs in the short 10 minute drama episodes, which you can watch online, on DVD and on TV (BBC2 Learning Zone).
VISIT their bedrooms in L8R WORLD (Series 1), and read their diaries to find out more about each of the character’s lives, backgrounds, experiences, hopes and fears…
VOTE on what they should do next (in Series 2)
AFFECT what happens in future episodes.
TALK to all the characters online, advise them, and debate issues….
SHARE your own experiences with our trained online peer mentors (aged 16-25).
FIND links to national support organisations that offer expert information and advice, on L8R’s online Advice and Information Centre.
PUBLISH your own scenarios and characters on the site (See SHOWCASE area).
HOW TO TAKE PART IN L8R
To take part in L8R, your school or youth group needs to be a registered user. You can check this out with your teacher or youth worker. They can contact us here.
WHAT YOUR TEACHER OR YOUTH WORKER NEEDS TO KNOW
L8R is used by 12-17 year-olds in schools, PRUs, Youth Projects and Groups and other settings right across the UK. Its learning themes are closely linked to PSHE, Citizenship, English and Drama, and mirror key elements of the Youth Service Curriculum Guidance.
You can download a number of PDFs (Portable Document Files) from our site. To read these files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have this software, you can download it for free here.
To check the minimum technical requirements for L8R click here.