This study guide to accompany Polly and Me, a short fiction film by Shark Island Productions, the makers of the documentary The Oasis, has been written for senior secondary students. It provides information and suggestions for learning activities in English, Drama, Health and Human Development, Media, Religion and Society, VCE VET Community Services and curriculum projects exploring social justice issues in contemporary Australian society.
Polly and Me could also be shown to teachers as part of professional development sessions addressing student welfare and pastoral care.
Some of the questions and activities in this study guide will be of use to organisations, community groups and counselling services that protect children who have been neglected and abused.
WARNING: Viewer discretion advised.