Children at the St. Paul’s School Christmas party are unsure how to react to Santa and his reindeer. (clip - full length available onsite)

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  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Education


  • Amateur


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 2882

Date: 1950 - 1951

Director: filmed by B. Mocogni assisted by F. McGrath

Production company: Stradus Films Ayrshire

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.48 mins

Description: Classroom activities, sports day and a Christmas party at St. Paul's School, Hurlford, Ayrshire.

See also ref. 2879, 2880,2883, 2884, 2885, 2886, 2889.

Shotlist: credits (0.15) St, Paul School Sports. 1950 The School (0.30) Daily life in the school; children in the playground and lining up to go in at the bell (0.41) teacher gives a lesson standing in front of atlas "Map of the British Empire"; (1.24) Female teacher plays piano as children sing a song with actions [they mime washing their hands and face] (3.00) Craft lesson; history lesson; girls knitting and sewing (3.34) c/u clock at 4 pm; ms man ringing a hand bell; children run outside (3.48) The Sports Event No. 1; children warm up with running, star jumps and stretches; somersaults (4.50) boys' race; (5.04) Event No. 3 girls race (5.16) Event No. 9; older girls race (5.26) No. 14 girls' egg and spoon; three legged race; sack race (6.28) Event No. 23; boy's obstacle race (6.57) ints. parents eating tea and cake inside (7.13) exts. drinks stall (7.18) Sports continued; girls high jump; spectators; boy's high jump (8.44) football, intercut with spectators, including policemen. The End. (9.06) blank (9.12) [Xmas Party] On the 23rd Dec 1951 ... At St. Paul's Hurlford. Santa Claus, St Nicholas visited the children. The party commenced with a film show. Shot of image of film on screen; [High diving, possibly at Ann Arbor?] (9.55) children's party games - musical chairs, ring a roses, small children are encouraged to kiss for the camera (11.45) parents and children stop for lemonade (12.46) Santa gives out presents and leaves on his sleigh, pulled by men dressed as reindeer (14.43) ecs (14.48)