- Title: CF1013
Cu The Parthenon. Vs views showing the caryatids / statues of women supporting the Parthenon. Children play in boating pool on hot day, children play in sandpit, very crowded. Ms boys play cricket on school field as girls play in bg, boys splash each other in boating / swimming pool. Pan up from rooftops in Bloomsbury, London to Senate House under construction, view down street showing Senate House at the end, graphic showing educational process. Pan down from high angle view of London (Kensal House) to children / toddlers in nursery school playground, children paint, play with push along toys and sit at tables working on jigsaw games. Int classroom, teacher pulls back doors onto playground, small children wash their hands and brush their teeth, woman / teacher cleans and bandages knee of little boy, children run and dance during music lesson, shy boy hides behind apron and then his hands, he smiles sweetly, children sit at little tables while woman / teacher spoons out lunch onto plates, two women prepare food in kitchen, children clear cups and plates, woman tucks little boy into bed at day centre, children put into beds at rest period, stack of toys in playground, vs sleeping children, tall swaying trees. Elderly man/professor talks to camera in book-filled office.
Little girl stands on chair and conducts group of children who play triangles as teacher plays piano. Woman teacher holds up piece of paper on which is written How Do you Do? Children put up their hands, little boy walks to front of classroom and shakes hands with teacher as he says "How Do you Do" Children read out from teacher's piece of paper and say "Hoorah, hoorah". Children in movement / drama class move faster and faster around room as teacher makes rhythm on percussion instrument. Boy at front of classroom boy blackboard stands and tells story to class, vs little boys faces as they listen to story, boy then picks up paper carrier bag and pulls kitten out, show and tell. He then pours saucer of milk for kitten as class gathers round to watch. Boys build castle while little girls pretend to hang washing on line. V/O talks about stereotypical roles. Vs children play in playground, boy / milk monitor hands out small bottles of milk to children who then drink through straws. Children read in playground, vs children's paintings, woman opens door to room and speaks to girl inside who is reading, she holds up her book. Woman / head teacher speaks to mother of one of the children, man / doctor examines little blonde girl, he takes stethoscope from his ears. Woman / nun makes notes, little girl has throat examined as mother looks on, doctor listens to older boy's chest. Boys in classroom sit up straight with folded arms, little girl smiles, ext junior school building.
Ext secondary school building. High angle pan over small groups of boys doing P.E. and games on playing field, cu ext of school building with windows open, secondary school girls doing gym and P.E. class in gymnasium inc handstands. Boys in gymnasium use vaulting horse, girls in gym slips in wash rooms, boys in shower room, vs metalwork class, girls in domestic science / cookery class, girl sews in needlework class, teacher points out cities on globe as group of boys look on, teacher demonstrates in woodwork class and then helps boy with technique, boy stands on chair and pours fluid into long tube in science class. Vs boys drawing and painting, girls sketching in class, girls in class watch film intently, girls pull out chairs to sit down in dining room, cooks working in school kitchen / school dinners, boys in aprons dish out food to fellow pupils, pan around dining room with boys sharing tables with teachers, little girl walks along corridor towards camera reciting poem. Vs cracks in walls and missing plaster on walls of school buildings, pan down to lessons continuing in decrepit classrooms, children's coats hanging in cloakroom, boy washes hands in sink, vs toilets / lavatories, primitive heater in classroom, boy sneezes at desk, three boys rush to write on blackboard, they write '42'. Horse and cart along road, pan left to children playing in playground with cracked and rough surface, boys place leapfrog, low angle shot of boy bowling ball in cricket match in school playground.
Vs ext school buildings and playgrounds, pan up building with sign reading Infants. Pan up building marked Boys to broken window on upper floor, vs children working in classrooms, teacher stands at blackboard, boys gather around teacher who writes on blackboard. Vs steam train passing close to school buildings with teacher attempting to be heard over the noise. Teacher covers her ears with her hands as children sit at desks working on their slates. Pan across to freight wagons passing outside classroom. Man speaks on stage at public meeting about improving school conditions, various meetings in process inc teachers. Cu hand brushes paint onto wall, pan around old-fashioned school exterior, high angle shot over Thames in London, pan across rural fields, group of children walk along country lane to school, two children skip past policeman on city road. High angle shot of neat rows of children returning to classroom after break as school bell rings. Vs exts of various schools, lovely shot of little girl laughing, low angle shot of children in nursery garden with their teacher.
- Keywords:UK,THIRTIES, EDUCATION, TEACHING, SCHOOLS, WELFARE SYSTEM, PUBLIC HEALTH, POVERTY
- Master Title:CF1013