• Short Summary

    Seventy-two-year-old Soren Poulsen has started new-style geography lessons for the children of his home town, Klejstrup, Denmark.

  • Description

    Seventy-two-year-old Soren Poulsen has started new-style geography lessons for the children of his home town, Klejstrup, Denmark.

    Soren, remembering his own school days, decided the one lesson he did not enjoy was geography. Since he left school he has earned his living as a sailor. Going round the world was more fun than trying to learn geography from the old map on the old school wall.

    Soren could not take the kids round the world but he did the best he could. He built them a map on a lake just outside town. And it took him 17 years to complete.

    He waited until the lake froze each year and heaped stones, earth and sand on the ice. Each year the stones sank when the ice melted. Then came the year when the stones did not sink. There was a surface for Soren to build his little world on.

    Come to think of it Soren's kids can now make that round-the-world trip.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQDI4MQKA5O238JIH0IHW5D3G
    Media URN:
    VLVAQDI4MQKA5O238JIH0IHW5D3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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