Australian school situated in bush land - informal classes and return to nature approach.
Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia.
Ultra modern school at Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia, situated in the bush land where classes are informal and in the open air and children are encouraged to express themselves. School may be forced to close owing to lack of funds.
Various shots of children walking among the trees, school buildings made of wood are dotted among the trees. Various shots of the children conducting a meeting to discuss the possibility of closing down of the school. Procedure is orderly. Various close up shots of the shots of boys and girls during art class - children are doing weaving clay modelling and other handicrafts. MS. Girls dancing Greek style dance. Several shots of informal mixed class being taught science in the open. CU. Woman psychologist chatting to small girls. Various shots of children horse riding, this is one of their recreational pursuits. Several shots of the youngsters between 6 to 8 years of age playing with sand and water. In the open air gymnasium children practice on the ropes and horizontal bars. Crowd of boys and girls rush down the banks of the Yarra river and plunge into it. Various shots of the girls and boys serve dinner at mealtime. CU. Child reading. CU. Child asleep.
Note - date found in the old file - 10/03/1947.