Clara lives with her stepmother and stepsister who treat her terribly. She cooks and cleans all day with little thanks. One day she drops something down the well and her stepmother throws her down the well to retrieve it. Instead she meets Frau Holle who invites her to stay in her house. When it's time to leave, Frau Holle gives her a fabulous golden dress. When the stepmother sees this, she decides to send her other daughter, Agnes, to see Frau Holle. Will she also get a golden dress for her efforts?

This clip is from:
German and Spanish
First broadcast:
10 March 2009

This clip could be used to reinforce learning about household chores. Pupils could compare this story to other stories they know where there is a stepmother and stepsister. This could lead to a discussion about how some stories are different in different countries.