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Powerful film viewing unlocks opportunities to support care experienced young people

Professionals working with Sutton’s children looked after had the opportunity to view the critically acclaimed short film ‘Be-Longing’ directed by Mike McKenzie.  Sutton Virtual School staff who watched the film were impressed at the emotional and poignant story of a child in care.  The film skilfully challenges professionals to continually consider the impact of decision making on children and demonstrates how much hope there is for children in care to make progress and achieve.

Sutton Virtual School continues to find ways to raise awareness of the issues that surround children in care and will be working with Mike McKenzie and his team to ensure that as many Sutton teachers, Governors and other professionals get a chance to watch the film over the coming months.

Kate Leyshon, Headteacher of Sutton Virtual School said, ‘The film Be-Longing is an excellent production that strikes an emotional chord, highlighting the experience of a child in care that acts as a reminder to us all of the importance of our work each day.  Witnessing the power of a child establishing a sense of belonging and purpose in their community is inspiring and further drives us to achieve this for all our Sutton children looked after.

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