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    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WERE DISPLAYING THEIR SKILLS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS AT LONDON'S BUILDING EXHIBITION.

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    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WERE DISPLAYING THEIR SKILLS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS AT LONDON'S BUILDING EXHIBITION. THE DEMONSTRATIONS WERE NOT MOUNTED IN A COMPETITIVE SPIRIT, BUT WITH THE INTENTION OF SHOWING CURRENT THINKING IN TRAINING METHODS AS OFFERED TO STUDENTS ATTENDING LONDON COLLEGES.

    HELD AT THE OLYMPIA EXHIBITION HALL, THE BUILDING EXHIBITION ITSELF LASTS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. BUT TODAY AND TOMORROW, REPRESENTATIVES FROM A GREAT MANY COUNTRIES HAVE VOLUNTARILY GATHERED FOR THIS EXHIBITION OF INTERNATIONAL SKILLS.

    MOST OF THE EXHIBITORS ARE STUDENTS, AND HAVE TRAINED ALONGSIDE MANY OF BRITAIN'S OWN CRAFTSMEN. AMONG THE COUNTRIES REPRESENTED ARE NIGERIA, PAKISTAN, BRITISH GUTANA, UGANDA, U.S.A., SWITZERLAND, GHANA, BIAFRA, PERSIA AND ISRAEL.

    AS THEIR TRAINING BEGAN, THE STUDENTS HAD ALREADY EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR OWN COUNTRY'S DRAFTS AND TECHNIQUES. BUT EVEN THE MOST TRADITIONAL OF SKILLS IS SEEN TO BENEFIT FROM MODERN BUILDING DEVELOPMENTS. NEW MATERIALS MAKE THE PLUMBER'S TASK EASIER AND MORE EFFICIENT; THE LATEST CERAMIC FLOOR AND WALL SURFACES OFFER THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DECORATOR GREATER RANGE IN EXPRESSION OF HIS SKILLS; AND POWER TOOLS TAKE THE ACHE OUT OF WORKING WITH WOOD. THE LATEST TRAINING PRACTICES BRING SPEED, EFFICIENCY, AND, AT BEST, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONAL EXPRESSION -- PRIME REQUISITES OF THE CRAFTSMAN IN A MODERN SOCIETY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAV9M3XJIHM6RPLIZL9P78919O
    Media URN:
    VLVAAV9M3XJIHM6RPLIZL9P78919O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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