YOUTH CENTRES

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Education
  • Food and drink
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)
  • Glasgow Corporation

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: YOUTH CENTRES

Reference number: 0478

Date: 1949c

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Education Committee.

Production company: SEFA (Glasgow Group)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.00 mins

Description: The various activities on offer in Glasgow youth centres such as woodwork, sewing, acting and gymnastics.

See also ref. 0477

Shotlist: Credits (0.25); Youth centres cater for adolescents. Their aim is to foster mental, physical, social and cultural development. This film illustrates some of the methods employed to achieve this aim. Work Girls with a treadle sewing machine in sewing class, ironing and cutting out of patterns, etc. Finished garments, measuring, etc. Lots of young women sweing by hand while sitting chatting around tables (3.31); Boys, working with wood, planing, sawing, drilling holes, etc. (6.56) Women in class doing the same (5.11); Exercise. Physical jerks in gym, Boxing, women doing exercises and dancing (8.23); Recreation. Men and women playing chess, reading, playing badminton, table tennis and dancing (10.31); Self expression. "HMS Pinafore", shots of actors on stage. (12.27); More work. Shots inside cookery class (15.52); Sustenance. Canteen in the centre. Shots inside (17.40); ecs (17.39)