• Short Summary

    Outward Bound school teaches youngsters to survive in nature - Peter Pan style adventure school.

  • Description

    Ashburton, Dartmoor.

    A young factory worker at work on machine. Another man comes and hands him a brochure which he looks at. Cut to a girl in the office, typing. A man in suit is sitting at another desk. Girl shows him a brochure for "Outward Bound" school.

    Young men gathering in front of Outward Bound school in Ashburton. School teaches young men to enjoy nature. Several shots of boys learning canoeing in a swimming pool at school are followed by shots of boy canoeing in river. Teacher, watches from afar as the boys save their friend from drowning. Several shots of the boys climbing trees and rock climbing.
    Boys are standing on a bridge over river Dart - quite high. They jump in the river from bridge to clean themselves up. Each boy is tied with ropes for safety reasons. Several shots of boys learning to perform cliff rescue.

    Boys do community work as well. At Ashburton village fair they work to raise money for charity. Several shots of the boys working at fair. One boy is seen outside tent in the middle of a field - "24 hours camping solo" - one of the school's exercises. A group of boys hiking. They look at map and compass trying to determine which way to go. A group of girls jumps out of bushes. Boys and girls consult for a while and start walking together.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:08:00 / 01:36:02:00
    CP 717

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