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  • He Named Me Malala launches today

    A new term, a new film! Malala Yousafzai is an internationally-recognised advocate for girls education, and UK teachers now have the opportunity to bring her passion and conviction into their classrooms with new, free teaching resources and film clips from the feature-length documentary He Named Me Malala.
    All the resources are available from September 5th and written for ... Read full post

    Posted: 05 Sep 2016

  • Doc Academy is hiring!

    What are we looking for?

    BRITDOC is looking for a senior education professional to manage our educational project, Doc Academy.

    This leadership position is responsible for managing all aspects of operating and scaling up the project. You will be a motivated self starter comfortable with conducting both senior and administrative roles as you are the sole full-time employee of ... Read full post

    Posted: 18 Feb 2015

  • The Bridge School

    We made friends with the outstanding (according to OFSTED) and frankly inspirational The Bridge Secondary School in Islington, London. The Bridge is a teaching school, providing training and support to both mainstream and special schools. One of the curriculum areas where The Bridge have led the way is Sex & Relationships Education; "lifelong learning about sex, sexuality, emotions, relationships ... Read full post

    Posted: 20 Oct 2014

  • Live Filmmaker Q&A

    Live Q&A in your classroom with a filmmaker of one of our latest releases!

    Award winning filmmaker Beeban Kidron is inviting your class to directly ask her thoughts on all things Internet-related; online pornography, cyberbullying, what is the difference between the Facebook me and the real-life me?

    The film features young people telling us their own stories first hand. So ... Read full post

    Posted: 17 Oct 2014

  • Young People & The Internet

    The Internet is a wonder of the modern age with many young people having never known a world without the web at their fingertips. But what impact is this online world and constant connectivity having on the malleable, still growing teenage mind?

    In collaboration with national film education charity Into Film, we’re proud to bring you a ... Read full post

    Posted: 04 Jul 2014

  • Feedback as OFSTED SMSC Material

    Firstly, thank you thank you thank you to all who have used Doc Academy…you’re part of our growing family as we’re already being used in over 320 schools since September 2013! Now the future of Doc Academy is in your hands...

    Whilst we’re in more and more schools and capturing incredible impact (67% of schools say we contributed to an ... Read full post

    Posted: 13 Jun 2014

  • And the winner is...

    You've thought about nothing but these prizes all over Easter, well great news, the wait is over and…'s a huge thank you and massive congratulations to Amanda Delve at Devonport High School for Boys in Plymouth. A set of One Mile Away and Ping Pong posters are winging their way to you right now.

    How simple was that, all ... Read full post

    Posted: 28 Apr 2014

  • Roll Up, Roll Up, Prizes to be won!

    Check this out; we have a number of Ping Pong and One Mile Away DVDs and posters to give away to Doc Academy users…and all you’ve got to do to be in with a chance of winning is give us some feedback. It’s really that simple. Here’s how...

    We’ve put together some simple surveys we’d love you and your students ... Read full post

    Posted: 18 Mar 2014

  • Calling London Schools!

    Would you like to help create a new resource to be added to Doc Academy and other websites?
    We are delighted to announce that we are working with Think Global on a project for which we are applying to the London Schools Excellence Fund to support subject-based teaching excellence. ... Read full post

    Posted: 30 Oct 2013

  • Read all about it!

    The new Doc Academy newsletter has just been released, check your inbox or sign up. We are also now on social media.. Facebook and Twitter What's the latest news with and around Doc Academy films? FREE school screening of One Mile Away as part of the National Youth Film Festival.. Give Up Tomorrow has been nominated for ... Read full post

    Posted: 17 Oct 2013

  • Greatest Giving

    The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology in Rwanda was so inspired by Chris Mburu and documentary 'A Small Act' that they founded the Hilde Back Small Act Award, to be given to a girl who showed the greatest commitment to giving. President Paul Kagame presented the award to Clenie at the academy's graduation ceremony. The award may ... Read full post

    Posted: 11 Oct 2013

  • Happy Older Person's Day!

    How better to celebrate than work with the Department for Work & Pensions to break a World Record attempt for the most older people taking part in a table tennis rally at Bounce London?... This is part of the Ping Pong Care Campaign aiming to challenge stereotypes of ageing. FREE intergenerational table tennis games and screenings of the Ping Pong ... Read full post

    Posted: 01 Oct 2013

  • FREE Paco Now

    This week is the 16th anniversary of the arrest of Paco from the documentary 'Give Up Tomorrow'. The family members that made the film are continuing with their efforts towards his freedom. A new petition has been set up on the website Read full post

    Posted: 18 Sep 2013

  • Back to School!

    Welcome back to term teachers, hope you are all enjoying the films and lesson plans. We will be keeping you up to date with the latest news relating to the brilliant documentaries featured on this site. Stay tuned for national campaigns, updates of what has happened since the film was made and exciting initiatives for you to get involved with! ... Read full post

    Posted: 13 Sep 2013