Opens on a marae, with a debate on the education system, and then cuts away to three stories - each dealing with a real-life educational experience. Part of the E Tipu Te Rea series.
Part of the E Tipu E Rea series, in Variations on a Theme, actor and Play School presenter Rawiri Paratene adapts three short scripts to suit a marae audience. In one a bored schoolboy exchanges verbal barbs with a teacher. In another a prostitute has an altercation with a client, and in the final one, a young girl and her grandfaterh wait at the pa for her father's body to be prepared for burial.