Below you will find the full version of the ‘Birthday Film. If you are planning to use this film alongside the the 4 lesson plans (also below), please take some time to download and read the plans before watching.

There are some discussions included in the plans that might be worth having with participants prior to watching the film. We hope you find ‘Birthday’ both entertaining and educational.

Before using these resources please give careful consideration to the pupils in your classroom and whether they may be directly impacted by the topics covered. In such situations, please take appropriate action to ensure these individuals are supported.  



Below you will find downloadable PDF resources for teachers, students, researchers or anyone interested in discovering more about our production of ‘Birthday’, AEP and FASD.

In a series of 4 interactive lesson plans, participants can work through issues concerning AEP (Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy), FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and related issues with a view to better understanding the possible effects and how to prevent them.

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 4


‘Birthday’ raises awareness of the lifelong consequences of drinking during pregnancy.

It’s society’s acceptable drug, a part of everyday life but drinking during pregnancy can cause lifelong harm and lead to fetal/foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

We are delighted to invite you to be part of this livestream launch of Birthday, a brand-new film aimed at young adults to raise awareness of the harm caused by drinking during pregnancy.

Did you know?

  • It’s estimated that 41% of pregnancies in the UK are alcohol exposed.
  • Recent prevalence research shows that FASD may affect 1.8% of children.  Therefore approximately 619 babies are born every year in Greater Manchester with FASD and the same number enter the education system each September requiring additional health and educational support to fulfil their potential.
  • FASD is a range of lifelong disabilities that includes physical, mental, behavioural and learning impairments.  It often causes difficulties with speech, language, memory, attention, planning and decision-making.
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