Sadistic exercise routines for young children!
"On the Continent today, even the smallest pupils are receiving carefully graded physical training - " M/S of two children walking down a device which seems to be forcing their legs outwards. It is a slatted walkway which looks very painful to walk along in bare feet. Cruelty to children!
"This method is good for tiny tots' "tootsies"!" C/U of their feet as they walk along this instrument of torture. M/S of the children being encouraged to walk - they don't look too happy. "Helping balancing..." Nursery nurses assist in sending children down a slide. A young toddler turns the handle of a cine camera beside the slide. Four children go down the slide together, the front child is crying.
"In future, when Johnny returns with torn trousers, he'll have a good excuse - "balancing"!" C/U of child climbing up the slide - very cute. "And for older pupils, these advanced flexibility and neck exercises." M/S of girls swinging on rings hanging down from a frame. A male teacher assists. One girl balances on the swing just by her neck, the teacher pushes her backwards and forwards.
Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 561.
Note: in retrospect these exercises look a bit sadistic.