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  • Short Summary

    Thousands of children modern methods of physical education in large sports stadium.

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    Bristol, Avon.

    Title: "9000 SCHOOLCHILDREN in monster demonstration of modern methods of physical education".

    Intertitle: "A corner of the Dressing Room".

    Panning L/S of a playing field crowded with schoolchildren, some wave and shout at the camera. High angled L/S of several thousand children: they have been organised into mini-battalions, one 'battalion' marches off screen. High angled shot of the children marching in neat groups onto the pitch of a large sports stadium, the stands are crowded with people.

    High angled panning shot of the children on the pitch. All at once the children run to stand into specially allocated positions so from above they appear to form giant letters - 'physical demo'.

    Intertitle: "Despite the fact they had never been rehearsed together, they were in perfect unison".

    Panning shot of the thousands of children doing star jumps. Panning shot of the children holding hands in circles of about twenty, the skip around as if doing 'ring-a-ring-a-roses'.

    Intertitle: "Well done, children!"

    M/S of a man addressing the children on the pitch from a wooden platform. Panning shot over the children sitting cross legged in lines.

    After some spacing, out-takes / cuts start at 01:08:03. Most shots are similar to edited story. Contains some additional shots of smaller children exercising and playing games on the pitch. Also, some more shots of older children doing country dancing.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:34:00 / 01:11:23:00
    G 1296

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