Conversations around… School Exclusion
Published on 9 Mar 2022
Every child has the right to an education, and school exclusion interferes with that right.
In 2020 we launched our first feature documentary Excluded inspired by direct-action activism on exclusion by a group of affected young people from the summer of 2018. In this documentary, we wanted to platform the diverse voices of young people from across the UK with lived and learned experiences of exclusion and to create a space for the issues that the people most often left out of the conversation on exclusion wanted to centre. The film ended up only featuring those young people – talking about their experiences and ideas around exclusion.
We heard that the film had kickstarted conversations and discussions, and wanted to see if we could replicate this. In 2021 generously supported by the law firm Allen & Overy, we were able to do just that. This film, made with young people working with the organisation Just for Kids Law was inspired by Gogglebox, using the film to act as a conversational starter, inspiration, or a prompt to raise issues and discussions. These were those conversations.
Want more? Check out our spotlight on school exclusions.
If you want to use this film as a resource in presentations or teaching – please get in touch with us and we can send you a high-definition version. You can also use it from YouTube, we are very happy for it to be used but we need to know how it’s being used for our reporting on this project. Email us to find out more.
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