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    Chiswick Polytechnic. "It takes the young stars to show us really concentrated vim and vigour - especially when there's a prize in the offing - " L/S of a school sports field with a group of youngsters having a running race. Parents watch the race. M/S of them running through the finishing tape - they look very serious. A girls race follows. One girl gives up and walks. The camera follows her to the end.

    "This is where the sack is willingly taken - " Older girls - teenagers - have a sack race. "Tempted with an apple - again - !" Women try to bite apples which are suspended on strings. C/U of some of the women. "Meanwhile, Adam is enjoying himself "in the mass." High angle shot of synchronised exercise routine. A couple of hundred men in white exercise in unison. Various shots of the routine. They are in the middle of a large sports field or park.

    "On the bars - " Men do gymnastic somersaults using the "bars". Acrobatic routine on the high bar - looks like he messes it up a bit at the end. "Slow-stuff, too - " We see the vaults in slow motion. Then the bar exercises. " - And on the mat!" Men do various somersaults, rolls, gymnastic and acrobatic lifts etc. Two men performing a routine together look a bit shaky.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 578.

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    British Pathé
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    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:10:00 / 01:05:00:00
    EP 241
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    EP 241
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    Sport & Leisure
    1930s2 SG Documentary
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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