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
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.
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.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 run riot in the Walden home, Conrad breaks an old rule and unlocks a crate, and Cat warns of the terrible consequences to come. Lawrence 'Larry' Quinn turns out to be a toothless, rotund, slob with credit card debts. When Larry notices the little dog has run off again, he calls Joan and reminds her of military school.
It's a hilariously haunting Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood. Roo's best new pal, Lumpy, is excited to trick-or-treat for the first time - until Tigger warns them about the dreaded Gobloon, who'll turn you into a Jaggedy Lantern if he catches you. But if they catch the Gobloon before it catches them, they get to make a wish! With Roo by his side, Lumpy knows he can face anything. So when Pooh eats all the Halloween candy, Lumpy and Roo decide to be "brave together, brave forever" and catch the Gobloon so they can wish for more.
It is Wendy Darling's last night in the nursery bedroom. Her father George says it's time for her to grow up and stop telling wild stories about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, to her younger brothers, Michael and John. Not long after George and his wife Mary leave for a London party, Peter Pan himself flits through the nursery window
Set in a remote Chinese village during the 1990s, 13-year-old Wei is left in charge of her class when the teacher must leave for a month. Wei is told by the mayor not to lose any students. But within days, one of the boys takes off in search of work in the city, and Wei is forced to go looking for him.
Heroic Robin Hood - along with his trusted companion Little John and his devoted band of merry men - conjures up one famously funny and daring deed after another to outfox greedy Prince John and bring happiness to the residents of Sherwood Forest.
Mary Lennox is an orphan sent to live in her reclusive uncle's forbidding mansion filled with secrets. She discovers a secret, neglected garden and becomes determined to bring it back to life. (Kate Maberly, Dame Maggie Smith)
Baz Luhrmann directs Puccini's heart-rending love story of high-spirited young group of bohemians who are strapped for cash but draw strength from each other, and the poet Rodolfo's deep love for the young seamstress, Mimi. Featuring Cheryl Barker, David Hobson, Christine Douglas and Roger Lemke. Julian Smith conducts The Australian Opera Chorus, The Australian Opera Children's Chorus and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins for penguins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love.
Sir Michael Parkinson returns to our screens from a five-year absence to host a new series where he welcomes an array of guests from across the artistic spectrum. And, in his inimitable style, embarks on a fascinating and intimate insight into their careers, which have set them apart from their contemporaries and propelled them to the very top of their field.
A wisful young woman, her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, a fairy godmother and her handsome prince: the classic story of Cinderella is a treat for all ages, now brought to life in the grand tradition of Russian ballet. Complete with a lavish set and sumptuous costumes, this production of Cinderella was originally choreographed by Rostislav Zakharov for the premiere of Sergei Prokofiev's glorious score at the Mariinsky Theater in 1945.
Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay Weldon sharing their wisdom and experiences.
Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant from Central Australia. Today, a delightful story about where people go at weekends to have a barbecue and how the bush has to be looked after at all times.
Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, Peter is the youngest of three brothers and everyone thinks he's very foolish. But one day, in return for an act of kindness, a little old man rewards Peter with a special gift - a golden goose!
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas, At Grass by Philip Larkin, Musee des Beaux Arts by WH Auden, and I heard a fly buzz when I died by Emily Dickinson.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)