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Trailblazers film launches FREE school resources

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Mary Fowler. Photo Maggie Eudes.

Young students will be inspired by the legends of the Australian women's football team, thanks to the Stan Original documentary Trailblazers, which is releasing free school resources for grades five to ten.

The 15 free lesson plans have been developed by Cool.org in collaboration with Documentary Australia, MECCA M-POWER and Equity Trustees. These resources aim to promote gender equality in sports and beyond, empowering students and teachers with impactful and inspiring stories.

In the lead-up to the 2024 Paris Olympics, Trailblazers celebrates the remarkable rise of Australian women’s football. Featuring legends of the game and current Matildas stars, including inaugural captain Julie Dolan, Sam Kerr, Steph Catley, Mary Fowler, Ellie Carpenter and more, Trailblazers showcases the incredible rise of women’s football and the team’s journey to success and fight for equality.

The film will be shown in classrooms across the country alongside the educational resources. The impact campaign aims to inspire students to “Blaze a Trail” and take action for gender equality in sports and beyond via the Trailblazers website, www.trailblazersfilm.com.au.

"The school resources for Trailblazers are incredibly exciting and have enormous potential to bring about change for women and girls in sports and society more broadly. At a community level, girls are participating in sports at significantly lower levels than boys, and we hope the stories in the film and accompanying resources inspire a new generation to participate in and support women's sports," says Documentary Australia’s Impact Director, Lisa Kanani.

"At Cool.org, we are so proud to partner with the makers of Trailblazers, MECCA M-POWER and Documentary Australia to deliver this exceptional documentary and accompanying curriculum-aligned education resources to classrooms across the country.  The Trailblazers film and the Cool.org resources present positive and inspirational role models to students. This initiative stands to make a lasting impact on students and contribute to a more inclusive and equitable society," says CEO of Cool.org, Thea Stinear. 

About the film 

Trailblazers is a Stan Original documentary by Savage Films, Milestone Films and LM Films production by director/producers Maggie Miles and Maggie Eudes and producer Lucy Maclaren.  Website: Trailblazersfilm.com.au


About us:

About Documentary Australia 

Since 2008, Documentary Australia has been Australia’s only not-for-profit organisation fostering social impact through storytelling. By offering tax deductibility to donors to support filmmakers, Documentary Australia enables documentaries to be made and seen, and to make a positive social impact. To date, Documentary Australia has facilitated more than $35million in philanthropic funding. Website: documentaryaustralia.com.au

About Cool.org  

Cool.org supports 175,000 Aussie educators with high-quality lesson plans, teaching tools and professional learning courses. Our resources embed environmental, social and economic sustainability into core subject areas, such as English, Science, Art and Maths. Using a unique action-based learning model, we empower students to be change agents helping to solve real-world issues. Our goal is to improve access to quality education so that all students can reach their full potential.  

 

 


Contact details:

Media and Impact Campaign Contacts 

eckfactor 0438 532569 

Emily Carstairs, Marketing & Communications emily@documentaryaustralia.com.au

0405 355 525

Lisa Kanani, Documentary Australia Impact Director 0452 642 600 lisa@documentaryaustralia.com.au 

 

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