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Explore gender representations with Mustangs FC

Mustangs FC is a goal kicking comedy drama about girls who abandon the sidelines to start their local football club’s first all-female team. Against the odds, they stand united and overcome every challenge the club, the boys and the opposition can throw at them, all while wrestling with what it means to be a girl today.

Our free education resource supports teachers and students in exploring key themes in the series: gender, relationships, mental health, leadership, and diversity. The Mustangs FC Teaching Toolkit contains five units of work written for upper-primary students, and five units written for lower-secondary students, with each unit made up of three lesson plans.

In both the primary and secondary Gender units, students will learn more about the topics of Women in Sport, Gender Stereotypes and Taking Action. Key clips are outlined, along with engaging discussion starters and creative learning tasks. Relevant Australian Curriculum areas include English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences and the General Capabilities.

Download this free resource for International Women’s Day, or to explore gender representations in the media at other times in the year.

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August 1st 2022

Academy Award winner Shaun Tan’s Tales from Outer Suburbia to be adapted for television

The Oscar-winning team behind The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and producer Sophie Byrne, has joined forces with Barbara Stephen and Alexia Gates-Foale from animation studio Flying Bark Productions to develop an animated series based on Shaun’s bestselling illustrated book Tales from Outer Suburbia.

August 1st 2022

Record ACTF investment into new children’s content

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has committed a record $9.6 million to the development and production of new children’s content since receiving additional funding.

July 27th 2022

New resource supports teachers to explore consent and identity in the classroom

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

Virtual workshop recordings now live

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.

July 20th 2022

Series spotlight: The Genie from Down Under

As part of the ACTF’s 40-year anniversary celebrations, we’re looking back and shining a spotlight on 12 of our most iconic programs. In this article, we look back on The Genie from Down Under: a quintessentially Australian, one-of-a-kind comedy series.

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