DStv’s School of Laughter celebrates International Women’s Day this March

News 05 March 2021

DStv’s School of Laughter is celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 with fun and funny shows full of girl power

DStv’s School of Laughter celebrates International Women’s Day this March

International Women’s Day on Monday, 8 March, aims to raise the profile of women in all walks of life and careers across history, the arts and sciences, to show girls a different picture of the world. The theme of the day this year is Choose To Challenge which asks all of us to help create a world in which any girl child can chase her dreams and realise her potential by raising the awareness of bias, celebrating women’s achievements and increasing the visibility of women in all professions.

Step 1 on that road is representation and awareness. And in the week of 8 March, as well as on the day itself, DStv’s shows on the child-focused School of Laughter channels and the edutainment-oriented Curiosity Channel (DStv Channel 185) will be putting the spotlight on female characters and real-life women in a fun and engaging way that both boys and girls will enjoy. Check out what’s in store.

School of Laughter

Women Who Made History (1)

Women Who Made History S1

To stand out in history, these famous female leaders, politicians and activists had to truly swim against the tide. This documentary series looks at how we see them now, and how their behaviour was viewed in their time, from Egyptian queen and wily diplomat Cleopatra to visionary peasant military leader Joan of Arc, all the way through to anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl. On Monday, kids will be able to learn about Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth The First and Catherine The Great.

Watch on Monday, 8 March, on Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) from 08:00-12:00

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Missionunstoppable (1)

Mission Unstoppable S1

Miranda Cosgrove presents this series about science and scientists with fun experiments and demonstrations presented by real working female scientists across all fields, from chemists to conservationists and more.

In the first episode, Miranda meets a chemist who uses science to entertain, a huge gathering of female chemists sets off a fun chemical reaction simultaneously, a chemist teaches Miranda and her friends about make-up science, and one of Miranda’s friends meets a young scientist who’s working on saving wetlands. In the second episode, Miranda chats to a photographer who uses pictures to help save the environment, Miranda will show viewers how to make a hologram using a smartphone, an expert takes us hunting for scorpions and we meet a marine biologist who is training sharks.

Watch on Monday, 8 March, on Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) at 18:00 & 18:30

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Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch S4 Epg

Women’s Day Special

Da Vinci is celebrating the achievements of women around the world and encouraging girls to reach for their dreams and explore new fields through all their female-led shows. Host Alie Ward is setting off to meet some girls who code on Did I Mention Invention to talk about hi-tech career paths and female inventors.

Maddie Moate shows us how pianos and drums work in Do You Know? and follow Doc K in her mind-blowing science experiments on Make Me A Super. Meanwhile, Matilda (and the Ramsay Bunch) doesn’t let her youth hold her back in the kitchen. She shows us how to make fit-foods that’ll help you win a marathon. And Michaela searches for her dream job in When I Grow Up because the possibilities truly are endless. Reach for the moon and stars, girls.

  • From 06:00 to 07:15: Art With Mati and Dada
  • From 07:15 to 08:30: Mily Miss Questions
  • From 08:30 to 10:30: When I Grow Up
  • From 10:30 to 12:30: Make Me A Super
  • From 12:30 to 15:00: Do You Know?
  • From 15:00 to 18:00: Did I Mention Invention
  • From 18:00 to 20:00: Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch

Watch on Monday, 8 March, on Da Vinci (DStv channel 318) from 06:00

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Spongebob Nicktoons

Girl Power Week

The girls take charge this week as Manny’s mom comes to visit in El Tigre and he finds out about her past as a superheroine. Meanwhile, Jenny the robot gets her own line of toys and becomes a viral sensation and even Felicity the Kitty asks some big questions about life. It’s all light-hearted fun with these series’ female characters leading the action.

  • Monday: El Tigre S1 Episodes 5, 8, 16
  • Tuesday: My Life As A Teenage Robot S1 Episode 5, S2 Episode 13, S3 Episode 9
  • Wednesday: Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty S1 Episodes 1a, 9b, 14b, 15a, 21a, 24a
  • Thursday: Kung Fu Panda S2 Episodes 1, 11, 19
  • Friday: SpongeBob SquarePants S1 Episode 1c, 8a, 18a, S2 Episode 27a, 40b, S4 Episode 75a
  • Saturday: T.U.F.F. Puppy S1 Episode 2, S2 Episode 17, 22
  • Sunday: Mysticons S1 Episode 18, 19, 20

Watch from Monday, 8 March, to Sunday, 14 March, on NickToons (DStv channel 308) at 18:05

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Elliot From Earth

Elliott From Earth S1

This science-fiction animated comedy for kids is from the creative team of The Amazing World of Gumball. It follows human boy Elliott and his mom, Frankie (an awesome geologist), as they embark on an unexpected journey across the universe aboard the spaceship Centrium, which is packed with amazing beings from all over the galaxies. Soon, Elliott makes a new best friend, a dinosaur named Mo who lives in Biosphere 1138 aboard the Centrium. While most kids' shows leave Mom behind or kill her off, Elliott From Earth brings her along and has Frankie exploring space and alien life from a scientist’s point of view with all the sense of wonder that involves.

Watch from Saturday, 13 March, on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) at 09:35

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