Legendary director Trevor Nunn, (who has directed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays and is determined to complete them all), takes us through the magical and mysterious world created in The Tempest, Shakespeare's last complete play.
A sword mysteriously embedded in a massive stone offers this challenge: Whoever can pull it from the stone will become the king of England! Many try to remove the sword and fail, and for an awkward young squire-in-training, the quest seems ludicrous. But with help from a powerful wizard, Merlin, the young man learns that with persistence and belief in himself, even the most incredible dream can be realised. Join in all the wild marvels that make this film a heart-pounding adventure that serves up royal entertainment.
A series revolving around ancient Dreamtime stories, uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. The stories explore themes such as the diverse landscape of the Northern Territory; the Aboriginal moiety and kinship systems; Indigenous spirituality; power and responsibility in the community; safety and survival in the bush and Indigenous ceremonies.
Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball to meet her Prince.
The Norman invasion of 1066 relegated English from the primary language of the country to a poor third - after French, the tongue of the court, and Latin, the tongue of the church. This episode tells the story of its re-emergence.
This classic has charmed audiences for generations with its irresistible tail-wagging stars, memorable story and wonderful blend of humour and adventure. Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain sets the fur-raising adventure in motion when she dognaps all of the Dalmatian puppies in London - including 15 from Pongo and Perdita's family. Through the power of the 'Twilight Bark', Pongo leads a heroic cast of animal characters on a dramatic quest to rescue them all in a story the whole family will enjoy again and again.
Recounts the story of how English became the language of the English church. The long uphill battle begins with John Wycliffe and the first English translation of the Bible and the program goes on to describe how in the time of Henry V, political necessity made English the language of state, and how the work of the Chancery and later of the printers, helped to codify it.
A school writing club allows us the chance to tag along to their writing camp where they share reasons for their love of writing and sample some of their work. Whether visiting fantasy worlds like Hogwarts from Harry Potter or traveling to the past with a WWII themed event, these students recognise that through reading and writing, our creativity can take us anywhere.
If you wanted to write your own story, where would you even start Why not find out from a professional Children's author Andy Griffiths visited a group of students and shared his thoughts on what makes a good story and helped them write some of their own.
William Shakespeare lived so long ago that it's pretty unbelievable how popular his work remains today. Words and phrases he invented still influence the way we talk and did you know The Lion King was based on Hamlet There's a lot you may not know about William Shakespeare, so why not let him tell you himself
Is cursive still important to learn in the modern age of technology Some countries have decided it's not and moved on from including it in their curriculum, opting to just teach typing instead. Students weigh in on this trend and discuss whether or not they still think it's beneficial to be taught cursive.
Hannah Chandler may be just 12yearsold but she's already written a book that's been published; pretty impressive! Find out how encouragement from her teacher and a great idea helped her find success as a young writer.