Channel NewsAsia to broadcast new series on Education
From the makers of the earlier well-received series, Don’t Call Us Poor, comes another 5-part series on living life on the bottom rung of society. In an education system where academic success continues to matter, Don’t Call Us Beaten takes a frank look at what it is like to have failed that first and most crucial of education milestones in Singapore – the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).
Northlight School and Assumption Pathway School are where these children find their second chance. Over one school term, the series charts the journeys of the students with their teachers who refuse to give up on them. These students may have failed their exams, but now, they have to prove that they are not failures in life.
Don’t Call Us Beaten debuts on Channel NewsAsia on Monday, 14 September 2015. The first episode, Second Chance Schools, features the staff of both schools who fight the constant battle of keeping these students in education and try to make a difference in their lives.