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Reference number: 1824

Date: 1960

Director: d. Douglas Gray

Sponsor: Scottish Education Dept. and Educational Films of Scotland

Production company: Park Film Studios

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21 mins

Description: A demonstration of how outdoor activities are educationally important as an aid to lessons and the well-being of the pupil.

Credits: sc. W G Beaton
nar. Bill Jack
original m. composed by Olive Ogston played by The Park Film Studio Players with Olive Ogston (Piano), Frances Webster (Harp), Kathleen Hutchison (Recorder), William Noble (Baritone)

Shotlist: Skiers at Glenshee (1.06) a group of scouts snow climbing in the Cairgorms (2.37) teenagers training at the Moray Sea School, rowing and working on deck on the three-masted schooner "Prince Louis" on a summer cruise from Berghead to Glasgow (4.23) boy looking over the cliffs on the Shetland island of Unst (4.52) boys and instructor taking yacht into Sound at Balta Sound, Shetland and shots of other yachts sailing (7.02) shots of yachting, and of canoeing on Loch Lomond beside Rowardennan Hostel (8.48) young women and men practising archery, playing tennis, attending a lesson on map reading, trampolining and pony trekking at the Inverclyde Scottish Council of Physical Recreation Centre at Largs (10.41) young people pony trekking at Hawick (11.32) school children leaving Brora school and cycling on country roads on their annual bicycle trek with shot of accompanying bus taking provisions and lunch being prepared (12.50) at the end of the trek the kids eat a picnic lunch of rolls and bottles of milk (13.35) kids at the end of the trek, pitching tents and running into the sea for a swim (14.43) schoolchildren studying marine shore life at Brodick, Arran (15.32) students on a course on Highland birds and trees at Garth, Perthshire (15.57) yougsters from European schools attending the annual international youth camp at Aberfoyle - outside lessons and the camp orchestra practising, a Norwegian folk dance, French students playing volleyball, the English playing football, and the Scots dancing a Scottish country dance, students setting off on a hill walk (19.22) a collage of brief shots showing skiing, hill walking, canoeing, archery, trampolining (20.44) ecs (20.56)