DisRupted Films Explore Life with a Disability
Three fictional short films about children living with disabilities are now available to download from the ACTF Education Shop.
Produced by the ABC and Screen Australia to mark the International Day of People with Disability, the DisRupted films share the experience of being a young person with a disability in Australia. They explore universal themes including independence, empowerment, and friendship through unique perspectives. Teachers can now purchase the films individually or as a collection of three.
In Rocky and Me, 11-year old Stella gets her first wheelchair, and along with it, her independence. Stella names her first set of wheels ‘Rocky’. This wheelchair means Stella can finally keep up with her mates, giving her a sense of freedom and confidence that she’s never experienced before. Stella is a passionate swimmer, but until now she only swims in secret. The new lifeguard, Roxie, offers to coach her – and Stella feels like she has something to prove to her classmates.
August 11th 2022
Curator and writer Jennifer Forest has collaborated with ACTF First Nations Designer April Phillips to update content in the My Place for Teachers decade timeline, aiming to better represent diverse voices from Australia’s past.
August 11th 2022
Students are invited to submit their creative writing entries for the 2022 My Place Competition from 15 August – 16 September.
July 27th 2022
Secondary teachers across Australia now have access to a new resource to safely explore challenging topics with teenage students, including consent and respectful relationships.
July 26th 2022
During Term 2, the ACTF learning team delivered two live virtual workshops exploring the impact of light and colour in television series and a behind-the-scenes look at the series Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers. These recordings and resources are now available to view and explore on our website.