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Daldry film Billy Elliot chronicles the life of a highly active 11-year old boy named Billy Elliot who lives in Northern England during the 1984-1985 Mining Strike This film showcases a heartfelt and moving story of Billys voyage of self-discovery Billy seeks to overcome adverse stereotyping and profiling in order to pursue his passion as a ballet dancer instead of boxing His widowed father and older brother disapprove of this transfer but soon take an understanding and appreciation to it Using the biopsychosocial model and developmental theories this paper strives to analyze the resources and risks of Billys social system and the impact on his development Billy appears to be developing within middle childhood and early adolescence period Children transitioning from middle childhood to early adolescence deal with physical changes and begin building their self-esteem and sense of identity which is heavily influenced by community and environmental factors such as peers family and school and macro level systemsBiological InfluencesAs Lesser Pope 2011 mentioned children continue to grow and mature physically and mentally during middle school and adolescence years Billy Elliott is an 11 year old Caucasian male therefore he is in the transitional phase between middle childhood and early adolescence Billy may be going through puberty There are many physical changes that arise in boys during this time of development such as voice changes changes in hormonal makeup growth spurts growth in sex hormones testosterone The movie does not convey any disabilities for Billy Based on his involvement in school and dance activities it can be inferred that Billy has great motor skills such as walking running and dancing Brenman Daldry 2000 Based on the movie Billy exhibits the ability to move freely and has the capability to dance Also he frontal lobe increases in size and maturity Responsible for development of more complex thought and end of self-consciousness Prefrontal cortex continues to grow throughout adolescence Brain development is highly attributed
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