Airdate: The School That Tried to End Racism

Doco series hosted by Marc Fennell follows a ground-breaking pilot program designed to make positive change.

Documentary series The School That Tried to End Racism will screen on ABC in September.

The three-part series hosted by Marc Fennell, is filmed in a multicultural class of 9 to 11-year-old students in NSW.

A team of educators and expert Professor Fiona White lead a ground-breaking pilot program designed to provide school children with the tools to identify racial bias and make positive change.

The Screentime series is based on the UK BAFTA award-winning series of the same name.

Over three weeks the students go through a series of entertaining and eye-opening activities in and out of class that challenges everything they thought they knew about race. Each activity is designed to get them thinking about stereotyping, prejudice and racism. During the program, the students learn the personal impact of racism and how it affects not only themselves but also their classmates.

Beyond the classroom the students meet Comedian Nazeem Hussain, Writer and ABC Sports Reporter Tony Armstrong, Olympian Bendere Oboya, Editor and Founder of Ascension Sasha Sarago, Associate Professor Anna Clark, and Uncle Michael Welsh and Uncle Richard Campbell, who share their experiences and knowledge to assist the students with their understanding of racism.

Production Credit: The School That Tried To End Racism is a Screentime Australia production for the ABC. Major production investment from the ABC in association with Screen Australia. Financed with support from Screen NSW. Screentime Executive Producers: Deborah Spinocchia and Johnny Lowry. Series Director: John Karabelas. ABC Commissioning Editor: Julie Hanna. ABC Managing Editor Factual: Richard Huddleston. ABC Head of Factual and Culture: Jennifer Collins.

Tuesday 21 September at 8.30pm on ABC.

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