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Suicide film for Year 6's

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LovelyBath Tue 02-Feb-16 09:45:56

OK so the children in year 6 have been offered a drama class this week after school, as someone is making a film locally and looking for children to act in the film.

The Head says they want us to know from the start the subject of the film matter may not be suitable for all children. The enclosed letter go son to say it is about a child of around 11 discovering their father has taken his own life. (suicide). I'm not sure if this means discovering the body.

It is a church school, and it is not religious in context.

Of course, the children are really excited about the possibility of acting in a film.

Not sure what to make of it in honestly. I have read somewhere that suicide is the leading cause of death in young men.

I suppose it is a question of seeing if they get chosen for it and dealing with it then.

Sirzy Tue 02-Feb-16 09:49:26

I would want to read the script first and then take it from there. I have no issue with the issue being discussed at that age but it is something that needs to be done sensitively

LovelyBath Tue 02-Feb-16 09:57:58

I think I agree.

NanaNina Tue 02-Feb-16 14:03:31

I think this is totally inappropriate for Yr 6 - surprised the school aren't of the same view. I do have an issue with it being discussed at that age - it's too young. In sec school yes - about year 8 or 9.

LovelyBath Thu 04-Feb-16 13:32:56

I'm still not sure what to think. It is the workshop after school today so will see how that goes. they aren't going to talk about the subject matter there though. It will only be if they get picked for a part. I'm kind of hoping he doesn't so we can leave it. It will be all through half term as well.

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