In the unlit rooms of the bullet-pocked Kabul Secondary School of Fine Arts, music students persist with broken instruments, no books, no syllabus and no specialist teachers. After 30 years of conflict and a loss of musical rights during the Taliban regime, the musical culture of Afghanistan has been devastated. Despite all the rebuilding in the country, little has been done for music. In the midst of this despair, Melbourne-based Afghan musicologist Dr Ahmad Sarmast returns to Kabul determined to create the first National Music Institute of Afghanistan.
Alice Cadwell shows us how she juggles running a community circus and being a mum, as we go behind the scenes during performance day for Spaghetti Circus. Alice says "sometimes it's tricky to keep all the balls in the air".
LBB has been told she can't have her ears pierced until she's older. LBB is determined to prove that she's not a little girl any more by throwing out her toys. But maybe being more grown up isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Thomas Barnardo tells the story of his life. We see Barnardo teaching at the Ragged School and discovering homeless boys sleeping on London's rooftops. And we see him setting up the first home for London's street children.
Dot and Hal are excited to go swimming in the lake for the first time ever. While Dot learns to love floating among the fish and seaweed, Hal has a much harder time and makes the decision to stay on the sand.
Charlie and Lola are on a recycling mission. They involve the whole school, determined to enter a competition that could win them all a real tree to plant! But time is running out and they don't have enough recyclable items.
Charlie, Lola, Lotta and Marv have been growing a pumpkin all through summer for the Halloween party at school - and it's enormous. Everyone has decided what fancy dress costumes to wear, except for Lola. The day of the party arrives and disaster strikes. Bat Boy (otherwise known as Morten from downstairs) splatters their pumpkin and Lola now has a double crisis.
A show for young people in our community whose voices, stories and perspectives aren't often seen or heard. We hear from kids with same-sex parents, refugees, young people who experience a disability, and more.
Uncle Ray finds a stray dog in the park. Everybody quickly becomes attached to it, but they soon realise that the dog must have a companion who is missing him somewhere. LBB makes it her mission to reunite them.
Lola is going to Lotta's for the night. Charlie and Marv have the whole bedroom to set up their race track. Disaster strikes when Lola leaves her suitcase at home and Charlie and Marv find an important piece of track missing.
Will Lola ever be sleepy enough to go to bed, Charlie wonders? She drinks pink milk with tigers, cleans her teeth with a lion, shoos whales down the plughole and has a pyjama party with some dancing dogs. When, at last, Charlie manages to get his little sister to feel sleepy, there's a surprise waiting for him in his bed.
LBB has overheard her parents talking about moving house. LBB doesn't want to move, she loves living where she does. With Pink Bear, she comes to realise that anywhere can be a home as long as you are with loved ones.
Lola and Lotta know everything about dogs and are really pleased when Marv lets them look after Sizzles. It all goes well until Sizzles disappears. Then they find not just one Sizzle, but two! How will they tell them apart?
Lola's favourite red shiny shoes no longer fit, and Dad insists that she gets a new pair of shoes. Lola is not having any of it. Her old red, shiny shoes are her favourite and she is definitely not going to change them!
It's Lotta's birthday, and Lola wants to buy her the best present. She's over the moon when she finds a doctor's kit! But it's really hard to give your best friend the best present ever when you like the present yourself!
Ten-year-old ballerina Kenzie gets up at 6am every morning and dances for hours, and there's nothing that makes her happier. One of her dreams is about to come true as she gets ready to perform with the Queensland Ballet.
When royalty met Hollywood: find out more about the hottest royal couple by discovering their drives, their motivations, and what united them in this intimate and uplifting special about a true-life fairytale romance.
Dot is horrified to discover she's accidentally gotten rid of all the decorations for the town tree. She works around the clock to make new ones and discovers the joy that comes with giving and sharing.
Dot and her friends work together to write a song for the winter concert that will speak to the entire town, regardless of what holiday they celebrate, but their performance is threatened by a snow storm.
Dot is an inquisitive, exuberant, tech-savvy eight-year-old girl who embarks on hilarious adventures and conquers each new challenge the same way any eight-year-old would - by messing up a lot and laughing even more.
The yearly cycle of the Nile controlled the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The pattern of drought, inundation and emergence is recreated, illustrating how the Egyptians were dependent on the river for their survival.
About 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15 per cent of our global population. Learn about and promote awareness of the challenges that people with disability face.
Celebrate and acknowledge International day of sign languages by viewing this collection with your class featuring video content about the lives of individuals who use sign language as well as schools that support them.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Bullying sucks whether it is online, at school or in a workplace, there is no space for it in our lives. Find more about bullying experiences and how to combat issues related to bullying in this playlist.
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.