• Short Summary

    Teenage girls practice self defence techniques and perform an exercise routine.

  • Description

    London, England.

    "Nothing can stop Eve's progress towards the goal of being able to look after herself. At this Crouch End College they start early...." L/S of group of young girls in gymslips (young teenagers). They stand in the open air and practice self defence techniques. Low angle shots of the girls throwing each other on the ground! A very posh teacher is heard giving instructions: "Attack with two hands on the throat, ready? Throw!" etc.

    "A new use for the health wheel... support for graceful exercises..." Group of girls with their feet locked around a health wheel bend over backwards. Seen from above they make a circular pattern. They perform various bending and stretching exercises to a musical accompaniment. "Figuratively speaking..." Two girls perform exercises on a health wheel. A group of girls strike an elegant pose draped around a health wheel. The teacher shouts "Change!" and they all alter their positions. When the teacher shouts "Dismissed" all the girls run up to the health wheel squealing and then roll the wheel away.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:37:00 / 01:57:22:00
    PSP 718

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