HIGHGREEN SECONDARY SCHOOL TRIP TO LONDON AND SPORTS DAY (1960) film no: 2308
This film documents the High Green Secondary School's trip to London and the annual school sports day captured. The school is located near Sheffield, and the film has been made by the teachers at the school.
Title - London
Title - Our Schools excursion 1960
The train station, Chapeltown South is shown in long shot before the children board the train. There are many interior close ups of the children in the carriages, and London is shown in many different views mainly concentrating around the River Thames.
The children board a boat, and footage taken from the boat include views of Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, County Hall, the South Bank Centre and Tower Bridge. The trip ends with dark interior views as the train returns to Yorkshire.
Title - The end
The sequence that follows is a nice day at the School Sports event held at the school.
Title - High Green
Title - County secondary school
Title - Sports
Title - High jumps
On a sports field, students have gathered to watch boys and girls compete in a high jump competition.
Title - Relays
Students compete in various relay races, and the filmmaker captures close ups of the winning teams.
Title - Javelin
In this sequence several students throw javelins and views show where the javelins have landed.
Title - Hurdles
The filmmaker captures several views of a hurdle event.
The opening shot of this sequence shows a close up of a high jump bar. There are then shots of two boys shaking hands, before the filmmaker cuts to the sports day officials, who, predominantly women, sit at desks outside a brick building. Various events are then captured, and this includes javelin, relay races, long jump. The crowd then disperses and leave the field carrying chairs.