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Reference number: 7297

Date: 1937*

Production company: Campbell Harper

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 39.36 mins

Description: Instructional film showing the educational facilities provided by local authorities for teaching deaf children to communicate, with an emphasis on speech. Includes footage of education and leisure activities for deaf children and examples of occupational training in later life.

Credits: ph. & ed. Alan Harper

J. Campbell Harper. Producer of Educational and Industrial Films

Shotlist: [no titles] It is imperative that a Deaf Child should be sent to the Nursery School at the earliest moment, if advantage is to be taken of modern methods in the Speech Training of the Deaf. Nowadays Education Authorities are bound to provide the necessary facilities. (0.18) Girl playing in a living room. Child does not hear the parents calls for attention. Child sitting on father's knee looking at a leaflet: (1.46) Our Strathern House Nursery School for Deaf Babies. (1.52) Parents take the child to Strathern House, c/u plate: "Strathern House Nursery School of the Edinburgh Royal Institution for the education of deaf and dumb children" (2.36) Ints. parents talking to Headmaster; c/u girl. (3.28) exts. child is brought outside; playing with other children on a slide. ms parents waving (4.17) Gv's of nursery classes. (4.42) The Deaf need not be Dumb...Speech training begins in the nursery. (4.50) Gv's of classes - children learning through play. (6.03) teacher hands boy scissors, after he has enunciated it; shots of boys cutting shapes from craft paper (6.49) Boy learning to lip read by picking up objects named by the teacher. (7.21) Gv's of a music class. (8.14) Child and teacher working on speech by practising different sounds and imitating mouth movements in a mirror. (9.37) Child wearing headphones to amplify sounds and picks up an animal when instructed. (10.19) Children writing an "invitation to a party" in class. (11.45) gvs class making sandwiches; ms child writing on blackboard; two classes have a "tea party" with empty cups; pupil shakes hands and speaks to each child as they leave (13.12) Nurse says grace; residential children at tea (14.12) residential children brief shots of play and bath-time; children are tucked into bed and led in prayer (15.58) (383 ft) [White spacer] (16.06) Part Two. (16.10) Sign for The Royal Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb. Ext. of building. (16.55) Morning Assembly and some of the classes at work. (17.00) Boys, then girls march into assembly; pan over line of teachers; pan over neat columns of children (17.58) Gv's maths, clearly showing teacher's speech (19.04) Some of the children may come to school too late to acquire speech training. Finger spelling is substituted. (19.18) Teacher signing to the class as they answer questions about King George VI. Class writing in their jotters. (20.35) Geography lesson; children point to a written list of towns and counties, then a map of Scotland when instructed by a teacher. (21.11) A group of children wearing headphones reading aloud and tapping out the syllables in each word on the table. (22.18) gvs boys in Carpentry class (22.51) c/u examples of pupil's art (23.18) Pupils demonstrate swimming and diving (23.58) boys in cobbling class. (24.37) School Sports and the Annual Camp School Fortnight: Photographed by the Headmaster. (24.42) Gv's of various races, tug-o-war,and assault course. (26.41) Boys waving to parents from the back of leaving lorry. (27.09) Children walking to a line of private buses for a school trip. (27.34) Gv's of a camping trip; children pick their way through guy ropes to wash (28.28) Children exercising (28.47) tent inspection; headmaster inspects each boy, checking hands, knees and behind their ears for cleanliness (29.19) girls undergo similar check by female teachers (29.33) gvs children drawing, playing games, eating, and washing up at the camp site. (30.50) (740 ft) [White spacer] (30.54) The Lanarkshire Agricultural Scheme of Training of the West of Scotland Mission. (31.03) Gv's of boys digging in a garden and working in green houses. Overview of gardening work from digging, planting, watering, and structural repairs to green houses. Boys playing football. (32.50) Manchester, in collaboration with Royal Schools for the Deaf, provides a most excellent scheme of vocational training. (38.58) C/u of sign on building ext: The Royal Residential Schools for the Deaf. The Sir James E. Jones School of Industrial Training. (33.11) Gv's of bakery classes - kneading dough, shaping rolls, trays going into ovens. (34.00) The manufacture of boots and shoes an important part of the varied curriculum. (34.11) gvs boys working under supervision in cobbling workshop; c/u's communication between teacher and students (35.14) Early speech training, followed by practical training in their particular trade, allow these young men to acquire a high degree of efficiency. (35.50) tailoring classes; pupils sit cross legged at their work. (36.45) These happy girls also benefit from a specialised training... (36.49) Girls working in a laundry, rollers ironing table cloths, woman stacking finished cloths on shelves. Seamstresses at work. (38.54) Fully trained, the speaking deaf find employment through various channels, including the Labour Ministry. (39.04) Ext of employment exchange building. Gv's of men seated inside. A deaf man approaches the desk and the clerk calls for a signing colleague to assist. (40.40) Adequate attainment in speech by the potentially Deaf, enables them to take their place beside the hearing in almost any kind of employment. (40.55) pan over factory floor; shots of embroiderer finishing a motif on a piece of cloth (41.33) pan over Seamstresses at work in a factory making kilts for dolls; c/u putting clothes onto doll (42.22) Man checking a printed sheet for quality as they pass through a roller. (42.56) From factory work to the highly-skilled crafts, the boon of normal speech is inestimable value to the deaf... (43.07) Man painting an advertising poster. (43.47) A happy haven of rest for the ages and infirm deaf, provided by The Edinburgh Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society. (43.59) Sign outside a building: Edinburgh Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society Home for the Aged and Infirm Deaf and Dumb. (44.14) Elderly men and women walking into the home. (44.23) The End. (44.26) end credit (44.33)