School has its Lighter Moments

1955 , Gorleston (Norfolk)

A home made film that offers a record of life at The East Anglian School For Deaf And Blind Children.

The film begins with the children walking to school. It shows a class of blind children reading braille and then a class of deaf children singing Happy Birthday to You. The words are written on the blackboard for them. Some are wearing headphones and this session includes hymn practice.There are other classroom scenes before the film focuses on the games activities. The older girls play netball and the boys play football. The younger children play in the playground and the older pupils take part in athletic events including the long jump and the high jump.The next sequence shows mealtime. The younger children have their hands checked. Various activities take palce in the swimming pool including younger children being taught to swim. More playground scenes include a dramatised fight. A long sequence shows a birthday tea for some of the younger children followed by dancing in the school hall.Finally the older boys go up to the dormitory, wash and go to bed. They get up for a pillow fight that is broken up by one of the masters.

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East Anglian School For Deaf And Blind Children

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School has its Lighter Moments

  • Barcode
    INV347064
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:16:03
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727652
  • Barcode
    INV347522
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:16:03
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727315
  • Barcode
    INV384296
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:16:03
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727314
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV324499
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:16
    Modification Date
    10/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    721964
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV363504
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:16
    Modification Date
    04/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    721431
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV175203
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 925
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    28/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    674118
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV433569
    Canonical Identifier
    A-632
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560856
    Sound
    silent

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