DOCO RE­VIS­ITS TEENAGE MUMS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

ABC TV is air­ing a 2013 doc­u­men­tary, Plumpton

High Ba­bies: 10 Years On, which fol­lows the lives of three for­mer teen mums.

Af­ter spend­ing a year film­ing three stu­dents in the Plumpton High School Young Moth­ers Pro­gram, run by then prin­ci­pal Glenn Sargeant, Aviva Ziegler di­rected the orig­i­nal 2003 doc­u­men­tary Plumpton High Ba­bies.

The film doc­u­mented how three mums – Si­mone, Jac­inta and Baby – jug­gled im­pend­ing moth­er­hood and ed­u­ca­tion and chal­lenged the con­ven­tional method of deal­ing with teenage preg­nancy.

The sec­ond doc­u­men­tary was cre­ated in 2013 to catch up with the three women and their fam­i­lies, to gauge if all the ef­fort Mr Sargeant had de­voted to their ed­u­ca­tion had paid off.

The doc­u­men­tary ul­ti­mately presents the ques­tions: Was it all worth it? And how do we judge suc­cess? Plumpton High Ba­bies: 10 Years On will air on ABC at 9.20pm on Mon­day, Novem­ber 28.

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