Milton Road Infant School

1935 , Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)

A typical school day at Milton Road Infant School.

The film opens with shots of children in the playground. These opening shots give an indication that this is no 'fly on the wall' film. The children are clearly aware of the camera and play to it. They hold up exhibits, jars and flowers, to the camera. They file into school where they meet for the morning assembly. They sing a hymn and say a prayer. The head mistress congratulates those who have birthdays and presents them with rosettes. The children leave for their classrooms. One group has a scripture lesson outside on the grass. Another group works at their desks at a variety of tasks; reading and writing, knitting and model making. Some are sitting in and working in groups. A small group is taught by the teacher. The caption describes this as 'personal tuition' but it doesn't meet the modern idea of this. A lengthy sequence shows a physical education lesson in the playground. Some children play with balls, skipping ropes and hoops. There is a game of nine-pins. Another lengthy sequence shows the arrival of the school milk and its distribution and consumption. Some children are filmed having a mid-day rest. Then they are given cod liver oil. Some actually manage to smile for the camera. In a staged scene they raise their hands to ask for more. Some play in the sand pit. The last sequence shows a road crossing drill on Milton Road.

Featured Buildings

Milton Road Infants School

Keywords

Primary education; Religious education; Schools

Intertitles

Tiddlers for the nature lesson. Flowers make a cheerful schoolroom. The bell brings order out of chaos.The 'Good Morning' greeting.A hymn of praise. Our father, which art in heaven. Birthdays. We wish you many happy returns of the day. To class rooms for the scripture story. Which is sometimes given in the open.Learning to count and write.Nimble fingers make clever models.Learning by jigsaw. Personal tuition is a feature of the work. The new and better way of physical training.The boy who did not touch his toes. Nine-pins is a good lesson in arithmetic. A welcome visitor - the milkman.Christine acts as little mother.Each child fetches its own bottle. Yum, yum, yum. Afternoon session - the lucky ones. Cod liver oil, twice a day for twopence a week.Like Oliver Twist they ask for more. The sand pit. Who shall by king of the castle? Robert, the Children's Friend.

Manifestations

Milton Road Infant School

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    Duration
    0:16:29
    Modification Date
    22/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    727539
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    Duration
    0:16:29
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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    0:16:29
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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    Carrier Type
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    Duration
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    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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    Canonical Identifier
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    Carrier Type
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    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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    Carrier Type
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    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673836
  • Activities
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    Canonical Identifier
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Canonical Identifier
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    22/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    672886
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    Canonical Title
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    Carrier Type
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    Duration
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    N
    Modification Date
    04/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV419236
    Canonical Identifier
    A-869
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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    Sound
    silent
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    INV199773
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-247
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:17:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563165

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