TrueTube has just launched a film from Biomation called 'Just So I Know' which depicts this important message. Biomation is a creative media production company which uses animation to help people explore issues they care about. In this film, two children who have themselves been “looked after” provide the voiceover to make it as relatable to the audience as possible. The animated characters include a little girl being taken into care, her social workers and all the people she meets along the way. The voiceovers take it in turns to follow the animated characters stage by stage, giving advice on how to handle the change, and reassuring the audience that everything will be ok in the end. Children who may be going through similar situations can feel comforted by the words of experience. It can also help the whole class understand what one or two of their friends might be going through. The reason I have chosen to blog about this particular film is because of the heart-warming nature of the resource. Using colourful clay animation, Biomation have successfully turned a very serious topic on its head, making a child feel more at ease, whilst helping them to understand the key points of their situation. I think if I was taken into care at a young age, watching a film like this would make me realise I’m not alone and there are always people I can talk to. This is a brilliant resource to use in the classroom if you’re trying to tackle what can be a very troubling topic without creating a negative atmosphere amongst your students. If children have problems at home, they can sometimes go unnoticed by people around them. This film could make a big difference to that certain someone sitting at the back of the classroom.