• Short Summary

    Film which promotes new government scheme to provide milk to schools. c. 1937

  • Description

    Unedited material.

    Man at a desk writing, telephone rings. He speaks but sound is poor. He tells a child to run and inform other teachers that the Minister of Agriculture and Mrs Elliot are coming to the school at 11 o'clock to see the children have their milk.

    Large group of children in an assembly hall drink bottles of milk. Teachers are also seen. The visitors arrive and shake the hand of a teacher. The children give three cheers for the visitors and wave their milk bottles. C/Us of children drinking milk through straws.

    A schoolboy ask Mr Elliot what this new milk scheme is all about. He gives information about how many children are getting milk and why the government have introduced the scheme.

    At the end of all the questions the boy asks "Mr Elliot, can I drink my milk now?" to laughs from the visitors.

    C/U of Mrs Elliot and a teacher who discuss "milk time", how much the children enjoy their milk and how well they look because of it.

    Note: Walter Elliot was the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1932-1936.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:06:00 / 01:53:30:00

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