Boys having fun at 'Operation Lunar' at the Schoolboys' Exhibition, Olympia.
C/U of an atomic sign whirling round at the Electrical Development Association Stand at the Schoolboys' Exhibition at Olympia. C/U of a static electricity conductor sparking at intervals, then M/S of Norman Phillips adjusting the machine with schoolboy Paul Collin looking on - Mr P's hair is standing on end horizontally! PC comes to the conductor; C/Us of his hand on the dome of the machine, then of his hair standing slightly on end while he looks amazed! M/S of two young boys looking into a model jet engine; the older boy points out something inside the model. C/Us of the younger boy looking amazed and the inside of the model.
C/U of the top of a model rocket spaceship, tilt down to show Earl Rollason standing by the doorway to the ship, dressed in a green space suit, boots and white helmet with antennae. Two boys, also dressed in space suits and helmets come down a slide, through the doorway and fall out onto the sandy 'moonscape' where ER helps them up. M/S of a woman putting space helmets on some boys before they go up some stairs to enter the spaceship. M/S as we see them arrive at the top of the stairs and are helped into an ejector seat by Ian Parsons. He tilts the seat to tip them forward and we see them slide out onto the sand at the spaceship doorway. This part of the stand is called 'Operation Lunar'.
C/U of ER looking quite comical in his space suit and helmet with winged crest emblems - almost matching his moustache! M/S of IP helping more boys into the ejector seat and C/U showing them being ejected. C/U from top of spaceship again, tilting down to show boys sliding out onto the sand. C/U of a young freckle-faced boy watching and grinning. M/S of the base of the spaceship as ER taps the side of the doorway to signal the way is clear, and two more boys are ejected. They arrive at the bottom in a heap.
Note: This is a nice a little film showing schoolboys having fun at the exhibition. There is quite a lot of documentation on file about this stand at the exhibition including a press release from the Electrical Development Association. (PRINT IS IN VINEGAR SYNDROME VAULT - 56.)