I Have a Dream
Series 2, Episode 8
Air date 21/02/14
Written by Julie Dixon
Directed by Diana Patrick
Episode guide
Sticks and Stones

I Have a Dream was the eighth episode of the second season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 21/02/2014 at 17:30 on the CBBC Channel and CBBC HD.


Tee, Mo and Bailey attempt a story for a writing contest. Elsewhere, Rick and Tyler battle against Faith and Jody in a baking competition.

Bonus Scene

Faith bangs on the door and Rick comes out of the bathroom, only for Faith to discover that he has used her shampoo (Rick smells of flowers and half the bottle is now gone). Rick tells her not to be sexist (a reference to something she said to him in the episode) and says that boys can smell of roses, too.


  • Mike is not seen in this episode.
  • This is the first time someone's clothes have been turned pink; the next time will occur in Growing Pains.
  • This is the second time Frank has crossdressed (after Snake Bite). This is also Rick's second time if you count the Duchess from Jody in Wonderland (who wasn't Rick, just someone who looked like him).
The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting