School Leaving Age Is 15, Children Tell… 1947

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    Full title reads: "School Leaving Age is 15, Children Tell Minister 'OK With Us'".

    George Tomlinson, Minister of Education talks with a class of pupils at the Voluntary Secondary Modern School at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. He goes to hear their opinions upon the raising of the school leaving age to 15 years.

    MS. Tomlinson alighting from his car, being greeted by the headmaster and entering the school.

    MS Tomlinson addressing the class of children (nat sound).

    Cut in shots of children listening.

    CU children replying one by one (nat sound).

    MS CU He walks about the room asking the children opinions (nat sound).

    CU children replying one by one. (nat sound).

    CU two boys who object to the age being raised put their point to the Minister. Tomlinson replies to their concerns.

    LS the children rise from their seats as the Minister leaves. The teacher stands by the blackboard.

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    01:24:34:00 / 01:27:00:00
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    Curriculum Schools Temporary workspace: 7.11.2009 16:29 CIRCA WS CIRCA education Post War Britain
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