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CBC doc set at South Kamloops secondary

March 11, 2016 12:56 P.M.

From the people who produce the reality TV series Timber Kings comes a show on a Kamloops high school, a revealing inside look at the shaping of the next generation of Canadians.

Shooting for Paperny Entertainment’s The School begins in April at South Kamloops secondary school.

The new CBC-TV series will offer a closeup look at the B.C. education system with students placed front and centre.

CBC has ordered six episodes of the “observational documentary series ,” the network said Friday. The series will be broadcast this fall.

The School is partly inspired by a genre of popular British TV programs focused on eduction. It also represents a continuation of the CBC’s public interest programming as seen last fall in Keeping Canada Alive, a patient-centred look at Canadian health care in the 21st century.

The production company doing the shooting at South Kamloops secondary was founded by David Paperny, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1993 for The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter, an intensely personal look at HIV/AIDS. The company also produces Chopped Canada for The Food Channel and Yukon Gold for History Channel.

Karen Montgomery says:
March 12, 2016 01:08pm

They should check out an alternative school like Beattie School of the Arts High Schoo in Kamloops to see how different systems operate


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Norah Ashmore says:
March 13, 2016 01:16pm

I agree that a school like Beattie is a choice that could be made for a more inclusive look into high school culture. There are differences that students themselves would exemplify. Good idea...can you think of a way to pitch it to the producers?!


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