GEORGE HERIOT'S SCHOOL, EDINBURGH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Royalty
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Campbell Harper Productions

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: GEORGE HERIOT'S SCHOOL, EDINBURGH

Reference number: 1621

Date: 1938

Sponsor: George Heriot's School

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.20 mins

Description: The activities and facilities offered by George Heriot's School, Edinburgh.

Film made for screening at the 1938 Empire Exhibition in Glasgow.

See school website for further information: http://www.george-heriots.com/ [last accessed 4/11/2013]

Shotlist: Credits. The school owes its origins to the benevolence of George Heriot (1563 - 1624), a famous Edinburgh goldsmith. The school buildings form a unique combination of modern classroom design and equipment against a background of centuries old traditions (.16); Exterior shot of the school and shots of the playground with the castle in the background (1.19); The preparatory department (1.210; Shot of playground (1.24); General views of the preparatory classes and close-ups of children learning to write (1.58); Botany (2.01); General views of pupils and teacher in the classroom (2.27); Handcraft (2.30); General views of pupils and teacher in classroom and close-ups of boys at work benches (2.43); The senior chemistry laboratory (2.47); General views of pupils and teacher conducting experiments (3.16); The electricity laboratory (3.18); Close-up of pupils at work (3.41); Dynamics - heat laboratory (3.45); Close-ups of pupils at work (4.06); The school possesses an excellent swimming pond (4.10); General views of a water polo game. Pupils diving and swimming (4.43); The annual sports day is held at the school's recreation fields at Goldenacre. (4.48); Wide panning shots of the playing fields and general views of sports, including running, sack race and a pipe band (6.13); Founder's Day. Each year the Governors and entire school assemble to pay homage to the historic memory of George Herior (6.23); Wide panning shot of the assembly and general close-ups of same (7.21); Shots of the boys and a pipe band leaving the parade ground (7.59); Exterior shots of George Heriot's School. The End (8.20)