Eton boys play an unusual game to celebrate St. Andrew's Day.
Eton College, Berkshire.
Title: "The WALL GAME on St. Andrew's Day this year was as strenuous a struggle as ever".
An unusual team game played by boys from Eton college - the object of which is to wrestle a ball from your opponents and touch it to a wall.
M/S of a group of teenage boys in a row, with linked arms they stride towards the camera, they all wear caps, long scarves and short trousers. M/S of a group of boys in front of a tall brick wall, more boys perch on the top of the wall. There is a scuffle between group of boys by the wall, looks like a rugby scrum but more anarchic. M/S of a group of Eton boys in striped caps shouting encouragement to the boys playing the game. C/U, looking down from the top of the wall, of the scrum of boys, most are covered in mud. A few seconds of spacing follows.
More M/Ss of the scrum. M/S of the boys shouting encouragement. Top shot of the scrum from the top of the wall. M/S of the game being played away from the wall - we see for the first time that the game is played with a football. Top shot of the scrum. Panning M/S of the smartly dressed parents and Eton boys (some wearing the famous uniform of top hat and tails), they watch the game from behind a cordon.
Top shot of the scrum. M/S of the row of boys with linked arms walking towards the camera. More general shots of the game. L/S of the boys walking on the pitch with their masters. M/S of the boys preparing for the game, some help each other tie on special striped hats with flaps that protect the ears. More shots of the game, a master in a flat cap and tweeds appears to be the umpire. Various shots of the boys at the end of the match - covered in mud and exhausted they lie on the ground and lean against the wall.