My School

1949 , Walton-on-the-Naze (Essex)

In this typical school day at the end of the 1940s, the documentary follows the activities of the pupils at Walton County Secondary School.

First, views of the seafront at Walton-on-the-Naze then, children arrive at Walton County Secondary School. In the the school office a typist is at work. The headmaster, Mr. L.R Landsdowne addresses the whole school at assembly. Football training takes place in the gym, followed by a maths lesson. During break, children play and drink milk. An English compositon class, then a history lesson, followed by the lunch break. Hot food is served. After lunch the children attend a dancing class, a chemistry lesson and a biology class. In home economics, the girls learn domestic and baby handling skills. Other activities include embroidery, weaving, knitting and sewing. Boys learn to cook. A woodwork class includes girls, and there are metalwork, gardening and geography classes. Pupils play football, netball and hockey. There are reports from the school magazine. After scenes of model making and art classes, there is puppet making and a performance. The drama class performs a mime, a play and a radio play. Some infants represent a class of a class of the future. As they enter the secondary school, two older pupils leave. The film ends with views of the school and sea front.

Featured Buildings

Walton County Secondary School

Keywords

Education, Gender roles; Lessons; Performing Arts; Secondary education; School children; School curriculum; School day; Science; Sports

Background Information

In David Cleveland's book, 'Films Were Made Volume 1', he states that the original film had a separate sound track on quarter inch audio tape which has been transferred to 16mm for running in conjunction with the film.

Manifestations

My School

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    Duration
    0:16:05
    Modification Date
    15/11/2017
    Parts
    Reference
    746796
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    Duration
    0:16:05
    Modification Date
    15/11/2017
    Parts
    Reference
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    MP4 H264 digital
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    Duration
    0:16:05
    Modification Date
    15/11/2017
    Parts
    Reference
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    Unknown
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:16:05
    Modification Date
    15/11/2017
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Barcode
    INV348966
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    wav digital
    Duration
    0:16:13
    Modification Date
    14/11/2017
    Parts
    Reference
    746786
  • Barcode
    INV346834
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DPX 10bit Log digital
    Modification Date
    07/11/2017
    Parts
    Reference
    746772
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    INV349660
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:24:49
    Modification Date
    04/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    733109
  • Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:24:49
    Modification Date
    04/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    733108
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    INV366580
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:24:49
    Modification Date
    04/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:24:49
    Modification Date
    01/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    732794
  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:24:49
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    N
    Modification Date
    02/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    671480
    Sound
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  • Barcode
    INV451152
    Canonical Identifier
    B-8486
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
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    Y
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    566408
    Sound
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    mag stripe
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    INV214136
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    VP-999
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:25:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563505
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV220733
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    A-331
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    N
    Identification Notes
    Picture: mute (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561318
    Sound
    silent

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