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BACK TO SCHOOL - THE BEST DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Classroom c/o Beamish Museum
Go back to school and revisit the best days of your lives. Take a seat in the classroom, try out school dinners, go on a cross-country run, and enjoy a rousing sports day..
Pupils (Watch choir practice at a public school in the 1940s) Young teenager (Watch an ICI film for school-leavers) Child collecting rose hips (Watch how school children helped harvest rosehips)
FULL CLIP LIST

School Life - Barnard Castle School (1947/b&w/sound)
Life at Barnard Castle School in County Durham. (3 minutes 29 seconds ©BBC)

School Dinners - Barnard Castle School (1947/b&w/silent)
A look around the school's kitchens as lunch is served. (2 minutes 16 seconds ©BBC)

Cross Country Running - Barnard Castle School (1947/b&w/silent)
A bracing cross country run with pupils from Barnard Castle School on their sports Day. (1 minute 39 seconds ©BBC)

Career Opportunities - Jobs for the Boys and Girls (1947/b&w/sound)
Pupils make some big decisions about their future careers - looking at typing, banking, chemistry and other jobs." (5 minutes 15 seconds ©BBC)

From School to Work - Jobs for the Boys and Girls (1950s/b&w/sound)
One Teesside school boy makes the transition from school to the workplace in this entertaining film made by ICI. (1 minute 50 seconds ©BBC)

Picking Rosehips - Roses and Vitamins (1956/colour/sound)
North East school children pick the rose hips that are destined to be made into Rosehip Syrup. (2 minutes 8 seconds ©NRFTA)

The Rosehip Syrup Factory - Roses and Vitamins (1956/colour/sound)
Rosehip Syrup is made inside the factory in North East England. (4 minutes 9 seconds ©NRFTA)



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