Celebrating care-experienced characters in film 

Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is marking Care Experienced History Month with a celebration of care-experienced characters in film history. Some of these are fictional, and some are based on true stories. 

Each Thursday in April we will be sharing information about the characters on Twitter via @GoHigherWY There are already two available, with two more to go.

First up was the classic children’s book/film series the Chronicles of Narnia. During World War II children were often sent to live with relatives or strangers in the country out of fear of the cities being bombed. In this much-loved series, the Pevensie children are evacuated to the home of Professor Digory Kirke and have some incredible adventures.  

The second post was about the biographical sports drama film The Blind Side. It tells the story of Michael Oher, who was in foster care due to his mother’s addiction issues and was taken in by Leigh Anne Tuohy. It is incredibly moving and is a fantastic demonstration of how big an impact one person can have. 

With two more posts left, you can expect to read a little more about some of the biggest franchises in film and the much-loved characters with a care-experienced past. Check out #CareExperiencedHistoryMonth on Twitter to see what’s next! 

Find out more about Care Experienced History Month.