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Reference number: 1864

Date: 1969

Director: filmed by Falconer Houston

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.13 mins

Description: Filmed during a working day at Springhill primary school, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, it shows the children taking part in various activities and lessons.

Filmed in everyday working conditions in Springhill primary school, Barrhead, Renfrewshire. Part of former stock of educational films withdrawn from use 1980s.

Cataloguer's comment: The class is very well behaved.

Credits: sc. John MacFadyen

Shotlist: gvs over houses and high streets of Springhill, Barrhead, credits superimposed over children's playground at Springhill Primary School, Barrhead, Renfrewshire and shot of primary schoolboy working at desk (1.12); Children's playground at Springhill Primary School, Barrhead, Renfrewshire (1.17) Interior of school hall with pictures made after visit to the seaside (1.44); Various pieces of children's work based on the theme "past and future" (2.36); Art work of the bird and plant life around the school (2.58); shot of wall frieze describing the history of the post (3.10) Examples of "creative essays" displayed for camera, with some of the children's poetry also featured (4.09); Children painting and making various objects (4.25); Children sitting around teacher, reading (4.43) Children weighing materials (4.55) Children in classroom, boys using blocks of wood to build "boat", children painting and making various objects, playing "house" (6.27) Children playing on model "horses' (6.59) General scenes in classroom including project on the Vikings (8.54) Children in playground performing re-enactment of a Viking battle (10.23) Teacher and pupils in class (11.02) Display of pupils' work, including a reading display (11.32) A class "shop" with fake goods bought occasionally with real money (12.50); Display of artwork by some of the younger pupils (13.54); The school chaplain uses parables to explain the basic principles of mathematics (14.55); Pupils creating images on large canvas (15.28); Pupils measuring the dimension of classroom using the metric system. Pupils working on arithmetic problems (17.15); The equipment used by the children is cleaned and stored (17.44); Children dressed as 18th century crofters visit a scaled down 18th century croft, built by the pupils themselves, l/s children walking out of school at the end of the day (18.50) The End (19.00)